Spatial repellents: from discovery and development to evidence-based validation
Achee, Nicole L., Bangs, Michael J., Farlow, Robert, Killeen, Gerry F., Lindsay, Steve, Logan, James G., Moore, Sarah J., Rowland, Mark, Sweeney, Kevin, Torr, Steve J., Zweibel, Larry and Grieco, John P. (2012) Spatial repellents: from discovery and development to evidence-based validation. Malaria Journal, 11. p. 164. ISSN 1475-2875
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International public health workers are challenged by a burden of arthropod-borne disease that remains elevated despite best efforts in control programmes. With this challenge comes the opportunity to develop novel vector control paradigms to guide product development and programme implementation. The role of vector behaviour modification in disease control was first highlighted several decades ago but has received limited attention within the public health community. This paper presents current evidence highlighting the value of sub-lethal agents, specifically spatial repellents, and their use in global health, and identifies the primary challenges towards establishing a clearly defined and recommended role for spatial repellent products in disease control.
|Additional Information:|| Citation: Nicole L Achee, Michael J Bangs, Robert Farlow, Gerry F Killeen, Steve Lindsay, James G Logan, Sarah J Moore, Mark Rowland, Kevin Sweeney, Steve J Torr, Larry Zwiebel and John P Grieco (2012) Spatial repellents: from discovery and development to evidence-based validation. Malaria Journal, 11:164. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-164.  © 2012 Achee et al. ; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||public health, spatial repellents, vector control, vector behaviour modification|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Natural Resources Institute|
Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment
Natural Resources Institute > Pest Behaviour Research Group
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2012 17:19|
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