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indoor residual sprays (IRS)

Chemicals, Climate, and Control: Increasing the Effectiveness of Malaria Vector Control Tools by Considering Relevant Temperatures

November 5, 2013 - 10:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Katey D. Glunt, Justine I. Blanford, Krijn P. Paaijmans
Reference: 
PLoS Pathog 9(10): e1003602
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Malaria vector control currently relies almost exclusively on killing adult mosquitoes with chemical insecticides. Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), and indoor residual sprays (IRS) aim to repel, disable, and/or kill mosquitoes on contact.

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