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1 September 2010 Field Evaluation of Deet Against Anopheles farauti at Ndendo (Santa Cruz) Island, Solomon Islands
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Field efficacy studies comparing two formulations of deet (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) against mosquitoes were conducted on Ndendo Island, Solomon Islands. The repellent study was conducted at Pala village in November 2008, and the only mosquito species collected was Anopheles farauti Laveran. A formulation containing 35% deet in a gel provided >95% protection for 2 h, whereas a formulation containing 40% deet in ethanol in a spray applicator provided >95% for only 1 h. This field study demonstrated again that repellents containing deet provide a relatively short period of complete protection against Anopheles spp.

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S. P. Frances, H. Bugoro, C. Butafa, and R. D. Cooper "Field Evaluation of Deet Against Anopheles farauti at Ndendo (Santa Cruz) Island, Solomon Islands," Journal of Medical Entomology 47(5), 851-854, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME10044
Received: 19 February 2010; Accepted: 1 May 2010; Published: 1 September 2010
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