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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Testing and Validation of Fielded Mosquito Control Spray Equipment and Insecticides to Protect Personnel from Mosquito-borne Diseases

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Project Number: 6615-32000-045-28
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jan 31, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2013

Objective:
To field test insecticide spray equipment and insecticides which will provide a significant capability enhancement over the status quo tool set.

Approach:
Will utilize established field sites in Thailand to test and evaluate critical spray equipment and insecticides for the control of mosquitoes that transmit dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever viruses. Monitoring mosquito population levels before and after control operations at each site will determine effectiveness of each control intervention. The most effective sprayer and insecticide combination will be determined to affect necessary changes to fielded equipment.

Last Modified: 9/2/2014
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