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Current and Future Prospects for Preventing Malaria Transmission via the Use of Insecticides.

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Ranson, Hilary ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2332-8247 (2017) 'Current and Future Prospects for Preventing Malaria Transmission via the Use of Insecticides.'. Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine, Vol 7, a026823.

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Abstract

Malaria vectors have developed resistance to all classes of insecticides that are used to target the adult mosquito to prevent parasite transmission. The number of resistant mosquito populations has increased dramatically in recent years, most likely as a result of the scale-up of vector control activities, and the intensity of this resistance is increasing rapidly and compromising the performance of vector control tools. Bednets and indoor residual spray formulations containing alternative active ingredients have shown promise in field trials but are still several years away from implementation. As existing insecticides become less effective at killing mosquitoes in the countries with the highest burden of malaria, there is growing concern that the advances made in reducing malaria transmission will be eroded by insecticide resistance. The likelihood of this scenario, and strategies that may help mitigate against this, are reviewed below.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 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)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 765 Prevention and control
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1101/cshperspect.a026823
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: JISC Pubrouter
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 11:36
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 01:02
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7158

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