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The inexorable emergence of mosquito-borne arboviruses and the failure of traditional vector control methods to prevent their transmission have triggered the development of alternative entomological interventions to render mosquito populations incapable of carrying arboviruses. Here, we use a theoretical framework to argue that decreasing mosquito tolerance to arbovirus infection could be a more evolutionarily sustainable disease control strategy than increasing mosquito resistance. Increasing resistance is predicted to select for mutant arboviruses escaping resistance, whereas reducing tolerance should lead to the death of infected vectors and thus select for mosquito-attenuated arbovirus variants that are less transmissible.
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Name: Cell host & microbe
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006822.].
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The reduction or regulation of the population of mosquitoes through chemical, biological, or other means.
Small oviparous fishes in the family Cyprinodontidae, usually striped or barred black. They are much used in mosquito control.
Juvenile hormone analog and insect growth regulator used to control insects by disrupting metamorphosis. Has been effective in controlling mosquito larvae.
The normal lack of the ability to produce an immunological response to autologous (self) antigens. A breakdown of self tolerance leads to autoimmune diseases. The ability to recognize the difference between self and non-self is the prime function of the immune system.
The ability of some cells or tissues to withstand ionizing radiation without serious injury. Tolerance depends on the species, cell type, and physical and chemical variables, including RADIATION-PROTECTIVE AGENTS and RADIATION-SENSITIZING AGENTS.
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