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Wash-resistance and field evaluation of alphacypermethrin treated long-lasting insecticidal net (Interceptor) against malaria vectors Anopheles culicifacies and Anopheles fluviatilis in a tribal area of Orissa, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20465990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A field trial was conducted on the efficacy of Interceptor nets-a long-lasting insecticidal net (LLN) factory treated with alphacypermethrin 0.667% (w/w) corresponding to 200mg/m(2), against malaria vectors Anopheles culicifacies and Anopheles fluviatilis in one of the highly endemic areas of Orissa. The study area comprised 19 villages which were randomized into three clusters and designated as Interceptor net cluster, untreated net cluster, and no net cluster. Baseline studies showed that both the vector species An. culicifacies and An. fluviatilis were 100% susceptible to alphacypermethrin. Results of wash-resistance and bio-efficacy of Interceptor nets showed 100% mortality in An. culicifacies and An. fluviatilis even after 20 washings. Bioassays on the Interceptor nets while in use in the field conditions showed a knockdown effect on 70-90% mosquitoes during different months of intervention after 3 min of exposure and 100% mortality was recorded after 24h of recovery period. The median knockdown time for these species ranged between 4.10-5.25 min and 4.00-5.00 min respectively during intervention period. In Interceptor net study area, there was a significant reduction of 88.9, 96.3 and 90.6% in the entry rate of An. culicifacies, An. fluviatilis and other anopheline species respectively with an over all reduction of 87.5% in total mosquitoes. The overall feeding success rate of mosquitoes in the trial villages was only 12.8% in comparison to 35.0 and 78.8% in villages with untreated nets and no nets respectively. A significant reduction was also recorded in parity rate and human blood index of vector species in Interceptor net area. The results of the study showed that Interceptor nets are effective against the malaria vectors and may be used as a suitable intervention strategy in high-risk areas.
Surya K Sharma; Ashok K Upadhyay; Mohammed A Haque; Prajesh K Tyagi; K Raghavendra; Aditya P Dash
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-05-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta tropica     Volume:  116     ISSN:  1873-6254     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Trop.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370374     Medline TA:  Acta Trop     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
National Institute of Malaria Research, Field Station, Sector-5, Rourkela 769 002, Orissa, India.
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