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Field Efficacy of VectoMax FG and VectoLex CG Biological Larvicides for Malaria Vector Control in Northwestern Brazil

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Autor(es):
Fontoura, Pablo S. [1] ; da Costa, Anderson S. [1] ; Ribeiro, Francismar S. [1] ; Ferreira, Marcilio S. [1] ; Castro, Marcia C. [2] ; Ferreira, Marcelo U. [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biomed Sci, Dept Parasitol, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 1374, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Harvard TH Chan Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Global Hlth & Populat, Boston, MA 02115 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Medical Entomology; v. 57, n. 3, p. 942-946, MAY 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 1
Resumo

Despite historical and contemporary evidence of its effectiveness, larval source management with insecticides remains little used by most malaria control programs worldwide. Here we show that environmentally safe biological larvicides under field conditions can significantly reduce anopheline larval density in fish farming ponds that have became major larval habitats across the Amazon Basin. Importantly, the primary local malaria vector, Anopheles darlingi Root (Diptera: Culicidae), feeds and rests predominantly outdoors, being little affected by interventions such as long-lasting insecticidal bed net distribution and indoor residual spraying. We found >95% reduction in late-instar density up to 7 d after the first application of VectoMax FG or VectoLex CG (both from Valent BioSciences), and up to 21 d after larvicide reapplication in fish ponds (n = 20) situated in the main residual malaria pocket of Brazil, irrespective of the formulation or dosage (10 or 20 kg/ha) used. These results are consistent with a substantial residual effect upon retreatment and support the use of biological larvicides to reduce the density of anopheline larvae in this and similar settings across the Amazon where larval habitats are readily identified and accessible. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/25617-9 - Avaliação do impacto do uso de biolarvicidas no controle da malária em uma área de alta transmissão na Amazônia Brasileira
Beneficiário:Pablo Secato Fontoura
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 16/18740-9 - Bases científicas para a eliminação da malária residual na Amazônia Brasileira
Beneficiário:Marcelo Urbano Ferreira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático