Artículo de Publicación Periódica: Field Evaluation of Novel Spatial Repellent Controlled Release Devices (CRDs) against Mosquitoes in an Outdoor Setting in the Northern Peruvian Amazon
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Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 7(11), 372. MDPI AG
U.S. military troops are exposed to mosquito-borne pathogens when deployed to endemic regions. Personal protective measures such as permethrin-treated uniforms and dermal repellents are the cornerstones of mosquito-borne disease prevention for the U.S. military. These measures have limitations and additional personal protection tools, such as spatial repellent devices to decrease the risk of vector-borne pathogen transmission, are required. Novel spatial repellent controlled-release devices formulated with metofluthrin were evaluated in an outdoor setting in the northern Amazon of Peru to evaluate performance under field conditions. The metofluthrin emitting devices lowered the number of mosquitoes captured in protected human landing collections (HLC) compared to blank devices, although there were effect differences between Anopheles spp. and species in other mosquito genera. A computational-experimental model was developed to correlate HLC and active ingredient (AI) concentrations as a function of time and space. Results show a strong correlation between the released AI and the decrease in HLC. This model represents the first effort to obtain a predictive analytical tool on device performance using HLC as the entomological endpoint.
MOSQUITOS, REPELENTES ESPACIALES, MALARIA, PERU
Flores-Mendoza, C., López-Sifuentes, V. M., Vásquez, G. M., Stoops, C. A., Fisher, M. L., Bernier, U. R., Perry, M., et al. (2022). Field Evaluation of Novel Spatial Repellent Controlled Release Devices (CRDs) against Mosquitoes in an Outdoor Setting in the Northern Peruvian Amazon. [En linea] Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 7(11), 372. MDPI AG. Disponible en: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed7110372