Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Guidelines for testing the efficacy of insecticide products used in aircraft

Departments of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Global Capacity, Alert and Response

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Publication details

Number of pages: 27
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150323 5



The purpose of these guidelines is to provide specific, standardized procedures and criteria for testing the efficacy of products designed specifically for killing insects (referred to in this document as ‘disinsection’) in aircraft; and to assist countries in adopting health control measures under the International Health Regulations (2005), hereafter referred to as IHR (2005).

The guidelines are intended for use as a companion to other specific WHO technical guidance documents on avoiding the spread of disease vectors through air travel. Their aim is to harmonize the testing procedures used in different laboratories and institutions in order to generate comparable data for registering and labelling such products by national regulatory authorities. Nevertheless, the requirements for registration of pesticides are determined by the national regulatory authorities.