Beyond insecticides: new thinking on an ancient problem

McGraw, Elizabeth A. and O'Neill, Scott L. (2013) Beyond insecticides: new thinking on an ancient problem. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 11 3: 181-193. doi:10.1038/nrmicro2968


Author McGraw, Elizabeth A.
O'Neill, Scott L.
Title Beyond insecticides: new thinking on an ancient problem
Journal name Nature Reviews Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1740-1526
1740-1534
Publication date 2013-03
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/nrmicro2968
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 181
End page 193
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Vector-borne disease is one of the greatest contributors to human mortality and morbidity throughout the tropics. Mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and filariasis are the main contributors to this burden. Although insecticides have historically been used to try to control vector populations, over the past 15 years, substantial progress has been made in developing alternative vector control strategies ranging from biocontrol methods through to genetic modification of wild insect populations. Here, we review recent advances concerning these strategies and consider the potential impediments to their deployment, including the challenges of obtaining regulatory approval and community acceptance.
Keyword Vector aedes-aegypti
Culex-pipiens-quinquefasciatus
Life-shortening wolbachia
Germ-line transformation
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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