Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 25, Issue 32, pp 32823–32825 | Cite as

Response to the letter sent by Dr. Viroj Wiwanitkit entitled “Coffee waste, vector control and dengue”

  • Hamady DiengEmail author
  • Salbiah Binti Ellias
  • Tomomitsu Satho
  • Fatimah Abang
  • Ronald E. Morales Vargas
  • Noppawan Phumala Morales
Letter to the Editor

The authors are happy to know that since its publication date—May 3, 2017 through June 2017—our paper has been read 135 times (according to Research Gate) by researchers and used as an element of reflection by Dr. Wiwanitkit.

Testing the effects of coffee on insect vectors with respect to its potential use in control strategies is a common practice in Medical Entomology and did not start with our study. A more careful examination of the literature on coffee-mosquito research has shown that many scientists have done so in these last 14 years worldwide. For instance, Laranja and colleagues (Laranja et al. 2003) from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil) examined the effects of used coffee grounds on the biological features of Aedes aegypti. Derraik and Slaney (Derraik and Slaney 2005) from the University of Otago (New Zealand) have tested the toxicity of used coffee grounds against a container-breeding mosquito species. Laranja and colleagues (Laranja et al. 2006) from the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamady Dieng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Salbiah Binti Ellias
    • 2
  • Tomomitsu Satho
    • 3
  • Fatimah Abang
    • 4
  • Ronald E. Morales Vargas
    • 5
  • Noppawan Phumala Morales
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation (IBEC)Universiti Malaysia SarawakKota SamarahanMalaysia
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesFukuoka UniversityFukuokaJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of Resource Science and TechnologyUniversiti Malaysia SarawakKota SamarahanMalaysia
  5. 5.Department of Medical Entomology, Faculty of Tropical MedicineMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand
  6. 6.Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of ScienceMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand

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