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Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 193) Last page : ( 198)
Print ISSN : 2231-5640. Online ISSN : 2231-5659.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5659.2019.00030.4

Mosquito Repellent, Prevention is better than cure

Aldar Supriya1,*, Dr. Deshmukh Ganesh2

1Master of Pharmacy Student, Department of Pharmaceutics, Oriental College of Pharmacy, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, 400705

2Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Oriental College of Pharmacy, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, 400705

*Corresponding Author E-mail: supriyaaldar17@gmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2020.

Abstract

Mosquito being the major medically important arthropod vector requires utmost attention to reduce the sufferings and economic consequences of those population living in the endemic regions. This is possible only, by minimising the human-mosquito contact by an absolute preventing measure. However, such absolute measures are yet to be developed despite enormous efforts and huge investments world-wide. In the absence of vaccines for number of mosquito-borne diseases, repellents could be an attractive option for both military personal and civilians to minimise the risk of different mosquito-borne diseases. However, to achieve this golden goal, the detailed knowledge of a particular repellent is must, including its mode of repellency and other relevant informations. Here, in the present article, an effort has been made to convey the best and latest information on repellents to enhance the knowledge of scientific community. The review offers an overview on mosquito repellents, the novel discoveries, and areas in need of attention such as novel repellent formulations and their future prospective.

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Keywords

N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), Nepetalactone (NPL), mosquito repellent, mosquito control.

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