Contemporary Resistance Status of Anopheles Stephensi against Insecticides in District Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India

  • Nitesh Kumar Sharma Assistant Professor, Zoology, SBP Government College, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Mohammad Irfan Ali School of Applied Sciences, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India.
  • Sarmad Moin School of Applied Sciences, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India.
Keywords: Insecticide Resistance, Anopheles, Mosquito Control, DDT, Alpha-cypermethrin, Permethrin, Deltamethrin


Pyrethroids are powerful insecticides used in the vector control program with impregnated mesh, and residual indoor sprays. However, resistance to insecticide reduces the effectiveness. The present susceptibility study carried out against the Anopheles Stephensi to monitor the sensitivity conditions of An. Stephensi vector, which raises the need to understand the state of vector resistance in the Dungarpur region of Rajasthan, India in order to better report vector-based interventions. The sensitivity study was carried out by the WHO standard method using recommended diagnostic doses of DDT, alpha-cypermethrin, permethrin, and deltamethrin. An. Stephensi showed resistance to DDT from the entire study while sensitive to alpha-cypermethrin, permethrin, and deltamethrin. The study looks at the selection and circulation of the appropriate insecticide’s molecule for a vector control program as insecticide need constant monitoring to develop effective vector control strategies such as improving insecticide by applying integrated biological and ecological methods.

How to cite this article:
Sharma NK, Ali MI, Moin S. Contemporary Resistance Status of Anopheles Stephensi against Insecticides in District Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India. J Commun Dis. 2021;53(3):153-158.


Author Biography

Nitesh Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, Zoology, SBP Government College, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India.

Assistant Professor, Zoology, SBP Government College, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India


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