First report of V1016G and S989P knockdown resistant (kdr) mutations in pyrethroid-resistant Sri Lankan Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

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.



Aqua Night, 2018

“AQUA NIGHT” is an annual event organized by the Aquatic Students’ Association of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura to enhance the affability between the past and present students as well as to share their ideas and experiences.

4th AQUA NIGHT was held successfully on 20th September 2018 at Silver Bells Reception Hall, Attidiya.