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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Vector control (VC)

Mosquito nets and fabrics impregnated with insecticidal products

Updated on 04/08/2016

Keywords : Vector control (VC), Mosquitos, Biocides, Insecticides, Mosquito nets

With no vaccine or treatment for chikungunya, the primary means of controlling the outbreak that took place in 2005-2006 on Réunion Island was to control the mosquitoes responsible for the transmission of this disease. Alongside these mosquito control operations, recommendations encouraging the use of mosquito nets or insecticide-impregnated clothing were issued by several organisations. Within this context, the Agency was asked to clarify the conditions for use of these protective measures and to assess their toxicity with repeated use in the short, medium and long terms.

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