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Alvaro Gil Ferreira et al., 2020, Current Opinion in Insect Science

Currently, arbovirus control strategies rely on insecticides orvector source reduction and, in the absence of effective,accessible and affordable vaccines, mainly on symptomaticbased, non-specific treatments. However, insecticides havethe potential to interfere with non-target organisms, causeenvironmental toxicity and insecticide resistance reduces theireffectiveness as a sustainable control method.

Here we discuss theburden that arboviruses impose on human populations andhow Wolbachia can be used as a sustainable strategy forcontrol, in alignment with the United Nations- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.