Authors: S.D Fernando, Menaka Hapugoda, Rushika Perera,Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez,William C. BlackIV, Nissanka De Silva
Journal: Parasites & Vectors
Dengue is a serious arboviral disease in Sri Lanka with a large number of dengue fever (DF) cases every year. Control of the primary vector Aedes aegypti depends upon larval habitat source reduction and insecticide application. However, increases in the number of reported cases suggest the inefficiency of current control strategies and the possibility of resistance to currently used insecticides. Early detection of mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel (vgsc) gene that confer knockdown resistance (kdr) to pyrethroid insecticides is important in resistance management in vector populations.
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