Personal Protection of Permethrin-Treated Clothing against Aedes aegypti, the Vector of Dengue and Zika Virus, in the Laboratory

@inproceedings{Orsborne2016PersonalPO,
  title={Personal Protection of Permethrin-Treated Clothing against Aedes aegypti, the Vector of Dengue and Zika Virus, in the Laboratory},
  author={James Orsborne and Sarah DeRaedt Banks and Adam Hendy and Salvador Alejandro Gezan and Harparkash Kaur and Annelise Wilder-Smith and Steve W Lindsay and James G. Logan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND The dengue and Zika viruses are primarily transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are most active during day light hours and feed both in and outside of the household. Personal protection technologies such as insecticide-treated clothing could provide individual protection. Here we assessed the efficacy of permethrin-treated clothing on personal protection in the laboratory. METHODS The effect of washing on treated clothing, skin coverage and protection against resistant and… CONTINUE READING

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