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Record ID
103474
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-05-11 18:14 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-11 18:14 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Insecticide resistance monitoring and evaluation in disease transmitting mosquitoes
Author
Michael COLEMAN and Janet HEMINGWAY
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2007
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract:

The emergence of mosquito species resistant to insecticides widely used in malaria and dengue control has the potential to impact severely on the control of these disease vectors. A limited number of resistance mechanisms, including modification of the insecticides' target site, or changes in rates of metabolism involving esterases, glutathione S-transferases or monooxygenases operate in all insects. The potential for resistance to develop in vectors has been apparent since the 1950's, but the scale of the problem has been poorly documented. Few new public health insecticides have been developed for control of disease vectors for the past three decades and without good stewardship these insecticides will cease to be effective for vector control. This may have a dramatic effect in disease endemic countries, as few affordable alternative insecticides can rapidly be made available for vector control. Here we review our ability to optimally measure and manage insecticide resistance in field populations of insects, which is crucial to the long term sustainability of insecticide-based disease control campaigns.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Yes
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 5. Risk assessment of living modified mosquitoes species that act as vectors of human and animal diseases
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Identifier
DOI: 10.1584/jpestics.R07-01
Publisher and its location
Pesticide Science Society of Japan
Rights
©Pesticide Science Society of Japan
Format
8 page PDF
Source
Journal of Pesticide Science
Keywords and any other relevant information
Keywords: insecticide resistance, monitoring and evaluation, decision support systems.

Citation: J. Pestic. Sci., 32(2), 69-76 (2007)