Research

The emergence of insecticide resistance in central Mozambique and potential threat on the successful indoor residual spraying malaria control programme

Ana P Abilio et al | 02 May 2011 | Malaria Journal

Both An. gambiae s.s. and An. funestus were controlled effectively with the DDT-based IRS programme in Zambezia, reducing disease transmission and burden. However, the discovery of pyrethroid resistance in the province and Mozambique's policy change away from DDT to pyrethroids for IRS threatens the gains made here.

Chlorfenapyr: a new insecticide with novel mode of action can control pyrethroid resistant malaria vectors

Raghavendra Kamaraju et al | 25 Jan 2011 | Malaria Journal

Laboratory studies with susceptible and resistant strains of An. culicifacies and An. stephensi, coupled with limited field studies with multiple insecticide-resistant An. culicifacies have shown that chlorfenapyr can be a suitable insecticide for malaria vector control, in multiple insecticide resistant mosquitoes especially in areas with pyrethroid resistant mosquitoes.

The potential of a new larviciding method for the control of malaria vectors

Gregor J Devine & Gerry F Killeen | 25 May 2010 | Malaria Journal

Malaria pathogens are transmitted to humans by the bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. The juvenile stages of these mosquitoes develop in a variety of water bodies and are key targets for vector control campaigns involving the application of larvicides.

Bias & Neglect - Public Health Insecticides & Disease Control

None | 17 Dec 2008 | Africa Fighting Malaria

Insecticides are a vital component of disease control. To a great extent the modern insect-borne disease burden of hundreds of millions of human infections results from failures to use the chemicals we characterize as public health insecticides (PHIs). The modern arsenal of PHIs is antiquated and limited to just 12 insecticides, most belonging to just one class of insecticides (pyrethroids).

The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Imminent Fall of DDT

Roger Bate | 05 Nov 2007 | American Enterprise Institute

DDT is probably the single most valuable chemical ever synthesized to prevent disease. It has been used continually in public health programs over the past sixty years and has saved millions from diseases like malaria, typhus, and yellow fever. Despite a public backlash in the 1960s, mainstream scientific and public health communities continue to recognize its utility and safety.