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Management of insecticide resistance in the major Aedes vectors of arboviruses: Advances and challenges.

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Summary of "Management of insecticide resistance in the major Aedes vectors of arboviruses: Advances and challenges."

The landscape of mosquito-borne disease risk has changed dramatically in recent decades, due to the emergence and reemergence of urban transmission cycles driven by invasive Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus. Insecticide resistance is already widespread in the yellow fever mosquito, Ae. Aegypti; is emerging in the Asian tiger mosquito Ae. Albopictus; and is now threatening the global fight against human arboviral diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, and Zika. Because the panel of insecticides available for public health is limited, it is of primary importance to preserve the efficacy of existing and upcoming active ingredients. Timely implementation of insecticide resistance management (IRM) is crucial to maintain the arsenal of effective public health insecticides and sustain arbovirus vector control.

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Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
ISSN: 1935-2735
Pages: e0007615

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