Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles gambiae Giles


THE appearance of Anopheles gambiae resistant to dieldrin only eighteen months after this insecticide was first used in a malaria control pilot project in Northern Nigeria has recently been reported1. It was calculated to be some eight times as resistant as a susceptible strain of the same species maintained at the Ross Institute of Tropical Hygiene, London2.

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