Using an insecticide against malaria vector: how much effectiveness that we can expect? A situation analysis from Thailand-Myanmar border

Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit

Abstract


Malaria is an important tropical mosquito borne infection that is common in several tropical areas. The infection is presently an important public health problem in Southeast Asia. To control malaria, mosquito vector control is an important preventive mean. The insecticide is generally used for mosquito control. The effectiveness of the insecticide is an important determinant for success of the mosquito vector control. The insecticide resistance is observable. In Thailand – Myanmar border area, the malaria is highly prevalent and the insecticide is also observable. Based on the previously published data, the authors hereby calculated for the expected effectiveness of insecticide against malaria mosquito vectors based on the situation of Thailand-Myanmar border. Based on the present study, the expected effectiveness of insecticide is equal to 89.6%. It can show that there is a high failure rate of insecticide use against malaria mosquito vector in the studied area.

Core tip:Plasmodium parasite is the cause of malaria, an important parasitic blood infection. Malaria has been well-known in clinical medicine for centuries. However, there is a high chance for failure in using insecticide against malaria mosquito vector in Thailand-Myanmar border area.

 Citation:Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Using an insecticide against malaria vector: how much effectiveness that we can expect? – A situation analysis from Thailand-Myanmar border. Toxicol Persa. 2018

 

 

 


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