Review Article

Monitoring and Mapping of Insecticide Resistance in Medically Important Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Iran (2000–2020): A Review


Background: Mosquitos due to their role in the transmission of different pathogens to humans are considered as an important group in the phylum Arthropoda. According to the WHO and FAO guideline different groups of insecti­cide applied for controlling pests in both the agricultural and public health sectors.
Methods: All the data published about resistant status of the mosquitoes Anopheles, Culex, Aedes and Culiseta spe­cies were searched on PubMed, Elsevier, Web of Science, Magiran and google scholar. The objectives of this study was to review the trend of resistance to insecticides during 2000–2020 in medically important mosquitoes in Iran. The criteria for resistant are followed according to WHO guideline.
Results: The Results showed that there are widespread, multiple resistances in the country to different organochlo­rine, organophosphates, carbamate and pyrethroids insecticides in the mosquitoes.
Conclusion: The effect of pesticide residues on the environment could be a cause for selection pressure on mosqui­tos and lead to insecticides resistance to them. Insecticides resistance is main challenge of the vector control pro­gram. Also result will provide a guideline for control of the mosquito-borne diseases in the country as well as the world.

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Resistance; Insecticide; Mosquito; Iran

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Salim Abadi Y, Sanei-Dehkordi A, Paksa A, Gorouhi MA, Vatandoost H. Monitoring and Mapping of Insecticide Resistance in Medically Important Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Iran (2000–2020): A Review. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 2021;15(1):21–40.