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Vector control remains the main means of controlling infectious diseases transmitted by arthropods. Although approaches involving physical, biological or genetic techniques can help, the use of chemical insecticides is the primary means of achieving control. However the prolonged utility of this approach faces numerous problems; resistance or multiple-resistance of vectors to insecticides, a dramatic reduction in the active molecules available to public health authorities, a lack of methods to evaluate the efficiency of control, a poor understanding of human behaviour, problems associated with ethical and socio-economic factors, etc...

Such socio-anthropologic factors are inherent in any program involving research or public health interventions. The MIVEGEC takes these factors into account to examine how each factor influences the efficiency of vector control or to suggest alternative control stategies.

Our main studies concern;

  • the evolution and dynamics of insecticide resistance in vector populations,
  • the behaviour of vectors and its impact on the efficiency of vector control,
  • the modes of action and efficiency of different insecticides and repulsives,
  • the development of immunologic indicators of human-vector contact,
  • and, innovative strategies in vector control (e.g. sterile insect techniques, new active molecules, attractive traps, etc...)