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Research Project: The Effect of Repellents and Insecticides on Mosquito Behavior and Arbovirus Transmission Risk

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Project Number: 6036-32000-052-094-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Nov 1, 2020
End Date: Sep 30, 2023

Objective:
Determine if arbovirus infection of mosquito vectors improves or degrades the efficacy of mosquitoes repellents and insecticides.

Approach:
Test the efficacy of commercially available mosquito repellents and insecticides against Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae which are either infected or not infected with arboviruses and malaria, respectively. Additionally, compare the efficacy of repellents and insecticides against infected and non-infected mosquitoes that are either resistant or not resistant to synthetic pyrethroid chemicals.