The V410L knockdown resistance mutation occurs in island and continental populations of Aedes aegypti in West and Central Africaby Ayres et al.
These results suggest that populations carrying the same kdr mutations may respond differently to the same insecticide, stressing the need for complementary studies when assessing the impact of kdr resistance mechanisms in the outcome of insecticide-based control strategies.
Gender mainstreaming as a pathway for sustainable arbovirus control in Latin Americaby Wenham et al.
Building on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals commitment to “leave no one behind” and the recent championing of a need for a people-centered approach to epidemic preparedness and response, the authors call for more evidence that can support policy recommendations and advocacy efforts for gender-mainstreamed arbovirus control programs in Latin America.
Management of insecticide resistance in the major Aedes vectors of arboviruses: Advances and challengesby Dusfour et al.
Based on a plan developed for malaria vectors, here the authors propose some key activities to establish a global plan for insecticide resistance management in Aedes species.
Advances in Visualization Tools for Phylogenomic and Phylodynamic Studies of Viral Diseasesby Theys et al.
The authors of this study focus on solutions that address joint temporal and spatial visualization but also consider what the future may bring in terms of visualization and how this may become of value for the coming era of real-time digital pathogen surveillance, where actionable results and adequate intervention strategies need to be obtained within days.
Emerging trends of Zika apprehension in an epidemic settingby Fritzell et al.
The findings of this study have implications for the development of multifaceted infection control programs, including strategies for prevention and awareness, helping the population to develop an accurate perception of the threat they are facing and encouraging behavior changes.