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Sterile-Insect Methods for Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases: An Analysis

Alphey, Luke, Benedict, Mark, Bellini, Romeo, Clark, Gary G., Dame, David A., Service, Mike W. and Dobson, Stephen L. (2010) 'Sterile-Insect Methods for Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases: An Analysis'. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Vol 10, Issue 3, pp. 295-311.

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Effective vector control, and more specifically mosquito control, is a complex and difficult problem, as illustrated
by the continuing prevalence (and spread) of mosquito-transmitted diseases. The sterile insect technique and
similar methods control certain agricultural insect pest populations in a species-specific, environmentally sound,
and effective manner; there is increased interest in applying this approach to vector control. Such an approach,
like all others in use and development, is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and will be more appropriate in some
situations than others. In addition, the proposed release of pest insects, and more so genetically modified pest
insects, is bound to raise questions in the general public and the scientific community as to such a method’s efficacy, safety, and sustainability. This article attempts to address these concerns and indicate where sterileinsect
methods are likely to be useful for vector control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SIT—RIDL—Vector control—Intervention—Mosquito(es).
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 600 Insect control. Tick control
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
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Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 11:18
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 15:33


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