About this Course
Mosquitoes for Insecticide Resistance
is a web-based training course designed to guide vector control specialists
as they face this public health threat. The text and images are based
on previous workshops conducted by William Brogdon Ph.D., Entomology Branch,
Division of Parasitic Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At the completion of this program the learner will be able to:
the "Bottle Bioassay" on any mosquito using insecticides registered
for mosquito control.
the "Microplate Biochemical Assays" for insecticide resistance due to
elevated esterases, oxidases, glutathion s-transferases, and insensitive
the biochemical assays for mosquito size variation using the protein
the significance of results obtained using methods listed above.
assays in a program of resistance surveillance.
mosquito samples for resistance surveillance.
the features and purposes of the needs for insecticide resistance surveillance.
applications under development that use molecular technology in resistance
detection and management.
Evaluating Mosquitoes for Insecticide Resistance course is intended
for the following audiences
and local entomologists
The course topics are listed on the menu at the left. We have included
study questions and case studies to assist you in learning and applying
the information. The approximate range of time for completing the course
is xx hours.
The content for this course has been developed by the following:
of Parasitic Diseases and
Office of Health Communication
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention