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Chemical composition and insecticidal activity of plant essential oils from Benin against Anopheles gambiae (Giles)

December 11, 2013 - 16:21 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Bossou AD, Mangelinckx S, Yedomonhan H, Boko PM, Akogbeto MC, De Kimpe N, Avlessi F, Sohounhloue DC
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6 :337 (3 December 2013)

Background

Insecticide resistance in sub-Saharan Africa and especially in Benin is a major public health issue hindering the control of the malaria vectors. Each Anopheles species has developed a resistance to one or several classes of the insecticides currently in use in the field. Therefore, it is urgent to find alternative compounds to conquer the vector. In this study, the efficacies of essential oils of nine plant species, which are traditionally used to avoid mosquito bites in Benin, were investigated.

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Decreased proportions of indoor feeding and endophily in Anopheles gambiae s.l. populations following the indoor residual spraying and insecticide-treated net interventions in Benin (West Africa)

November 16, 2012 - 16:31 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Padonou GG, Gbedjissi G, Yadouleton A, Azondekon R, Razack O, Oussou O, Gnanguenon V, Rock A, Sezonlin M, Akogbeto M
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:262 (14 November 2012)
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The need to understand the biological implications of IRS in large scale and full coverage of LLITNs is paramount. It is in this context that the present study was conducted. It aims to evaluate the effect of a large scale IRS using a non-pyrethroid insecticide and full coverage of deltamethrin treated nets on the behavior of An. gambiae s.l. in the intervention areas compared to untreated areas used as controls.

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