How could gene drive-modified mosquitoes be integrated into national disease control programs?

Category: Vector Borne Disease

Gene drive-modified mosquito technologies are intended to be used in integrated vector management programs, in conjunction with other control methods. Many of these activities may be incorporated into ongoing disease control plans, in which case national vector and disease control programs could play a central role in operationalizing these plans. Implementation of genetically modified mosquito technologies will involve preparatory analysis, site-specific product development, application/delivery, and post-implementation monitoring and evaluation work. Many of these functions are part of, or can build upon, current national vector control activities.

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