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Larval source management: a supplementary measure for malaria vector control

Published: 31/12/2012

Larval source management refers to the targeted management of mosquito breeding sites, with the objective of reducing the number of mosquito larvae and pupae. It is recommended as a supplementary vector control measure and should not be used to replace core interventions.

This operational manual is targeted primarily to national malaria control programmes as well as field personnel engaged in controlling mosquito breeding sites. It provides recommendations on the selection of larval control interventions as well as the planning and management of larval control programmes. 

Published: 31/12/2012

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