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Resistance monitoring should be an integral part of vector/public health pest control programmes. Knowledge of vector/pest susceptibility to pesticides, changing trends of resistance and their operational implications are basic requirements to guide pesticide use in vector-borne disease and pest control programmes.
This information provides a basis for selecting pesticide(s), for ascertaining continued susceptibility to and efficacy of pesticide(s) in use, and for vector/pest pesticide resistance management.
Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes
The Global plan for insecticide resistance management in malaria vectors (GPIRM) – released in May 2012 – highlights the importance of routinely collecting, analyzing, managing and sharing data on insecticide resistance.
Insecticide resistance monitoring
Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vectors, bio-efficacy and persistence of insecticide on treated surfaces, Geneva, World Health Organization, 1998. Ref: WHO/CDS/CPC/MAL/98.12
Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vectors, bio-efficacy and persistence of insecticides on treated surfaces
Discriminating concentrations of insecticides for adult mosquitoes
The correct use of biochemical or molecular methods for resistance detection at a mechanistic level can provide a powerful tool for analysing vector/pest populations with the aim of improving resistance detection and management.
Techniques to detect insecticide resistance mechanisms (field and laboratory manual), Geneva, World Health Organization. Ref: WHO/CDS/CPC/MAL/98.6
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