Insecticide resistance and malaria transmission: what are we missing?
New Voices in Infection Biology
- Datum: 29.06.2022
- Uhrzeit: 16:00
- Vortragende(r): Victoria Ingham
- University Clinic Heidelberg
- Ort: Zoom video conference
- Gastgeber: Silvia Portugal
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Insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes is a severe threat to malaria control programs, which rely heavily on the use of insecticide-based vector control tools to prevent malaria transmission. The use of pyrethroid insecticides on all distributed bed nets to date has led to intense selection pressure, leading to resistance to this class across majority of reporting sites. To combat the increase in pyrethroid resistance, 'next generation' bed nets are impregnated with both pyrethroids and a second chemistry are being distributed. In this talk I will discuss ongoing work on novel insecticide resistance mechanisms and potential direct and indirect impacts on parasite development within the mosquito.