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Evolution of insecticide resistance diagnostics in malaria vectors

Weetman, David ORCID: and Donnelly, Martin ORCID: (2015) 'Evolution of insecticide resistance diagnostics in malaria vectors'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 109, Issue 5, pp. 291-293.

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Malaria control is reliant upon effective, programmatic-scale, anti-vector interventions. The widespread distribution of pyrethroid-treated bednets in sub-Saharan Africa has been a driver of morbidity and mortality reductions over the last decade. Unfortunately resistance to insecticides, and to pyrethroids in particular, is increasingly common in Anopheles malaria vectors, and is a major threat to continued control and future elimination. Here we argue that current methods to diagnose resistance often have limited utility and should be augmented or even partially-replaced by wider application of DNA markers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > QX 20 Research (General)
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 515 Anopheles
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
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
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Depositing User: Carmel Bates
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 15:18
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 09:17


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