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Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes (Second edition)

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WHO

Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes – 2nd ed

Publication details

Number of pages: 56
Publication date: 2016
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 151157 5

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Supporting material

The Global Malaria Programme has developed a number of tools to support the dissemination, adoption and implementation of this policy guidance by national malaria control programmes. These include key points on the guidance, a Q&A with a WHO technical expert, a presentation and a webinar.


Overview

This second edition provides an overview of two new methods for measuring insecticide resistance (IR): the intensity bioassay and the synergist bioassay. These new methods use the current WHO susceptibility test to measure the intensity of insecticide resistance and to determine one of the main underlying metabolic mechanisms. Data generated by these tests will enable countries to track the evolution of insecticide resistance, inform the development of national insecticide resistance management strategies, and ensure the effective use of available tools.

This new edition supersedes the 2013 edition.

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