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Effectiveness of a novel long-lasting pyriproxyfen larvicide (SumiLarv®2MR) against Aedes mosquitoes in schools in Yangon, Myanmar

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Title
Effectiveness of a novel long-lasting pyriproxyfen larvicide (SumiLarv®2MR) against Aedes mosquitoes in schools in Yangon, Myanmar
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Parasites & Vectors, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13071-017-2603-9
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Sai Zaw Min Oo, Sein Thaung, Yan Naung Maung Maung, Khin Myo Aye, Zar Zar Aung, Hlaing Myat Thu, Kyaw Zin Thant, Noboru Minakawa

Abstract

Mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent in Myanmar, with the number of dengue cases showing a significant increase in recent years. Dengue vectors have developed resistance to insecticides and currently used larvicides show only short-term effectiveness. As a result, an alternative larvicide is urgently needed. The present study evaluated the larvicidal effectiveness of long-lasting pyriproxyfen resin discs (SumiLarv®2MR) against dengue virus vectors in schools in Hlaing Thar Yar Township, Yangon. The proportion of Aedes mosquito-infested containers was significantly reduced in the schools applied with the larvicide (OR: 0.24, 95% CI: 0.12-0.48) while there was little reduction noted in the control schools (OR: 0.97, 95% CI: 0.55-1.72). The density of infested containers was also significantly reduced in the intervention schools (Beta: -1.50, 95% CI: -1.98- -1.04), but there was no significant reduction in density in the control schools (Beta: -0.19, 95% CI: -0.53-0.14). The proportion of adult emergence was less than 20% in the treated water collected from the intervention schools for six months, while the proportion was over 90% in the untreated water. In addition, eight-month-old SumiLarv®2MR resin discs were still 100% effective when tested in the laboratory. More than 50% of the discs disappeared from treated containers within two months of intervention. SumiLarv®2MR was effective in reducing Aedes-infested containers at least six months after its application in schools. This new pyriproxyfen formulation has great potential for improving the current dengue vector control program in Myanmar.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 24%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Student > Master 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Other 2 5%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 8 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 16%
Environmental Science 5 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 11 29%

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#7,743,669
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