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Prevalence of kdr mutations and insecticide susceptibility among natural population of Aedes aegypti in West Bengal.

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Summary of "Prevalence of kdr mutations and insecticide susceptibility among natural population of Aedes aegypti in West Bengal."

Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti are the major vectors of arboviral diseases. As effective vaccines are not available for most of the arboviral diseases, vector control by using insecticides play the key role to reduce the disease transmission. The emergence and spread of resistance to different classes of insecticides by the vectors is a major obstacle to control the disease transmission. Information about vector susceptibility to different insecticides and their mechanisms are very important for formulating proper vector control measures. The present study was designed to assess the susceptibility of Ae. aegypti against three different classes of adulticides, one larvicidal agent available and polymorphisms in the voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) gene related to insecticide resistance.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0215541

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