Targets for vector control have usually exploited serendipitous findings such as ion channels and hormonal control of development. However, the modern trend to search for specific targets for intervention is bearing fruit. Rogers et al.
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MalariaWorld Newsletter recipients would need to have their heads buried in the sand if they were not well aware of numerous threats to the current methods for reducing malaria transmission. Whether the intervention is insecticides or drugs, their sustainability is threatened by failures which - it is hoped - will not become widespread. Of greater concern for those who are responsible for implementing programs are the complexities of applying control methods in different cultures, education in different languages and achieving sufficient compliance.