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C Strode, M de Melo-Santos, T Magalhães, A Araújo and C Ayres
Abstract
The mosquito Aedes aegypti is one of the most important disease vectors because it transmits two major arboviruses, dengue and yellow fever, which cause significant global morbidity and mortality. Chemical insecticides form the cornerstone of vector control. The organophosphate temephos a larvicide recommended by WHO for controlling Ae. aegypti, however, resistance to this compound has been reported in many countries, including Brazil.
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Insecticide, Fever, Malaria, Dengue fever, Yellow fever, Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Aedes
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