DEET microencapsulation: a slow-release formulation enhancing the residual efficacy of bed nets against malaria vectors.


N'guessan, R; Knols, BG; Pennetier, C; Rowland, M; (2007) DEET microencapsulation: a slow-release formulation enhancing the residual efficacy of bed nets against malaria vectors. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102 (3). pp. 259-62. ISSN 0035-9203 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2007.10.012

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Abstract

Textile materials treated with synthetic repellents have the potential to provide protection against insect disease vectors but lack the residual activity necessary to achieve a prolonged effect or to be cost-effective. DEET MC is a formulation of DEET (N,N diethyl-m-toluamide) in which the repellent is gradually released from a capsule that binds the repellent. An experiment carried out on DEET-treated mosquito netting showed that the formulation repels, inhibits blood-feeding and kills mosquitoes for a period of at least 6 months under laboratory conditions. Such formulations may have the potential for use on nets against pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes or on clothing or bedding materials distributed in disasters, emergencies or refugee camp situations.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
PubMed ID: 18082862
Web of Science ID: 254161100015
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/8363

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