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Spatial repellents: from discovery and development to evidence-based validation

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Achee, Nicole L, Bangs, Michael J, Farlow, Robert, Killeen, Gerry, Lindsay, Steve, Logan, James G, Moore, Sarah J, Rowland, Mark, Sweeney, Kevin, Torr, Steve J, Zwiebel, Laurence J and Grieco, John P (2012) 'Spatial repellents: from discovery and development to evidence-based validation'. Malaria Journal, Vol 11, e164.

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Abstract

International public health workers are challenged by a burden of arthropod-borne disease that remains elevated despite best efforts in control programmes. With this challenge comes the opportunity to develop novel vector control paradigms to guide product development and programme implementation. The role of vector behaviour modification in disease control was first highlighted several decades ago but has received limited attention within the public health community. This paper presents current evidence highlighting the value of sub-lethal agents, specifically spatial repellents, and their use in global health, and identifies the primary challenges towards establishing a clearly defined and recommended role for spatial repellent products in disease control.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 600 Insect control. Tick control
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 240 Disinfection. Disinfestation. Pesticides (including diseases caused by)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-11-164
Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 10:57
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:08
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/4627

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