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To Maintain Malaria Control, More Sustainable Integrated Vector Management Strategies Are Needed

Insecticide resistance is threatening the effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor to control vectors, and so more sustainable integrated management strategies that use optimal suites of control tactics are needed.

These are the arguments of from the and Research Centre in The Netherlands and colleagues in this week’s PLoS Medicine.

Experience in agriculture suggests that such integrated approaches can provide more effective and durable pest management, say the authors, which will require increased investment in research and translational science. Failure to act risks a resurgence of malaria and erosion of community support and donor commitment, argue the authors.

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http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001262
Funding: This essay was supported in part by the Research and (RAPIDD) program and by Wageningen University through a travel grant to WT. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Citation: Thomas MB, Godfray HCJ, Read AF, van den Berg H, Tabashnik BE, et al. (2012) Lessons from . PLoS Med 9(7): e1001262. doi:10.1371/ journal.pmed.1001262
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