Climatic conditions : conventional and nanotechnology-based methods for the control of mosquito vectors causing human health issues

Ahmed, T ORCID:, Hyder, MZ, Liaqat, I and Scholz, M ORCID: 2019, 'Climatic conditions : conventional and nanotechnology-based methods for the control of mosquito vectors causing human health issues' , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (17) , e3165.

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Climate variability is highly impacting on mosquito-borne diseases causing malaria and dengue fever across the globe. Seasonal variability change in temperature and rainfall patterns are impacting on human health. Mosquitoes cause diseases like dengue fever, yellow fever, malaria, Chikungunya, West Nile and Japanese encephalitis. According to estimations by health organizations, annually one million human deaths are caused by vector-borne diseases, and dengue fever has increased about 30-fold over the past 50 years. Similarly, over 200 million cases of malaria are being reported annually. Mosquito-borne diseases are sensitive to temperature, humidity and seasonal variability. Both conventional (environmental, chemical, mechanical, biological etc.) and nanotechnology-based (Liposomes, nano-suspensions and polymer-based nanoparticles) approaches are used for the eradication of Malaria and dengue fever. Now green approaches are used to eradicate mosquitoes to save human health without harming the environment. In this review, the impact of climatic conditions on mosquito-borne diseases along with conventional and nanotechnology-based approaches used for controlling malaria and dengue fever have been discussed. Important recommendations have been made for people to stay healthy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: **Journal IDs: eissn 1660-4601 **History: published 30-08-2019; accepted 27-08-2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, dengue fever, environmental management, eradication of vectors, human health, mosquito-borne diseases, malaria, nanotechnology-based disease control approaches, traditional disease control, public health risk
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 1660-4601
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Funders: Higher Education Commision, Pakistan
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 09:44
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 09:45

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