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ISRN Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 914714, 7 pages
Research Article

Impact of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets and Indoor Residual Sprayings on Susceptibility of Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) in Western Côte d'Ivoire

1Laboratoire de Génétique, Université Lorougnon Guédé de Daloa, Daloa BP 150, Cote d'Ivoire
2Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Abidjan 15 BP 917, Cote d'Ivoire
3UMR 224 (MIVEGEC), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), 911 Avenue Agropolis, BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Received 13 October 2012; Accepted 15 November 2012

Academic Editors: V. Konjufca, Y. Lai, M. Ramharter, and S. Yoshida

Copyright © 2013 Mahama Touré et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pyrethroid insecticides resistance in several Anopheles species represents a threat for the success of malaria vector control based on using treated nets and indoor sprayings. Impact of the long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) of Permanet type and indoor residual spraying (IRS) with deltamethrin on the levels of susceptibility to pyrethroids and DDT were investigated in field populations of Anopheles gambiae in 12 villages located in the Danané area in Western Côte d'Ivoire. From May 2001 to July 2002, adult An. gambiae reared from larvae collected from these villages were tested with 0.05% deltamethrin, 1% permethrin, and 4% DDT impregnated papers using WHO standard test kits. Knockdown times for 50% of adult mosquitoes (kdT50) of field specimens from LLINs, untreated nets, IRS, and control villages significantly differed from those of the Kisumu susceptible strain. However, the resistance ratios of the kdT50 were very low. KdT50 did not significantly differ with all treatments, chemicals (LLINs and IRS), physical (untreated nets), and control. The mortalities were above 80% indicating susceptible populations of An. gambiae in the Danané area. There was no significant difference between mortality rates from the different treatments.