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Vector control: multiple strategies to combat vectors

Updated on 06/01/2021

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

Vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and Zika are responsible for more than a million deaths worldwide each year. They are transmitted by arthropod vectors. There is usually no vaccine nor any specific treatment against these diseases, and the main solution is therefore to control the insects that carry them. As part of its work to examine marketing authorisation applications, ANSES assesses the efficacy of biocides (insecticides and acaricides) and the risks associated with their use. It also funds research into other means of controlling insect vectors.  

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