Vector Biology and Control

The trust areas of the Division include studies on biology and bionomics of vectors of malaria, scrub typhus and Kyasanur forest disease and other vector borne diseases (VBDs) in relation to disease transmission and control. Engaged in operational research on malaria transmission and its control in tribal areas reporting hyper-endemic falciparum malaria. Development of intervention models for malaria vector control and strengthening malaria surveillance through evaluation of diagnostic kits, efficacy testing of insecticides, biocides as well as long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) against mosquito vectors and monitoring of insecticide resistance and its mechanisms in malaria vectors for development of resistance management strategies are the major activities currently undertaken by the division. Outbreak investigations of VBDs in order to provide appropriate site specific containment strategies are also carried out.

Last Updated on : 21/09/2016