Plant extracts to control the Zika virus mosquito vector



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Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue, West Nile and Zika virus are of huge medical and veterinary importance. The control of arboviral diseases, particularly dengue and Zika virus, sadly lacks in reliable and effective treatments of the infection, therefore vector control still plays pivotal importance. On the other hand, the overuse of synthetic insecticides led to several public health and ecological problems, including environmental pollution, effects on non-target organisms, as well as development of resistance in targeted vectors. Insecticides from natural products may boost the effectiveness of vector control programs. This book is designed for research scholars who studies mosquito control through medicinal plant extracts. The book contains seven chapters. Chapter 1 provides a general introduction. In chapter 2, reviews of literature are given. The chapter 3 provides the biology of Zika virus mosquito vector. Chapter 4 covers the materials and methods. The observations are presented in chapter 5. The discussion is in chapter 6. Summary is in chapter 7. Finally provide references.

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