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6th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 24-26, 2024 | Paris, France

June 24 -26, 2024 | Paris, France
Infection 2023

Walter Fabricio Silva Martins

Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences - Walter Fabricio Silva Martins
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Title : Insecticide resistance and use of household insecticides for personal protection: Insights from vector-borne disease outbreaks


Aedes aegypti is the most important vector of at least four fatal and/or debilitating arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika). Insecticide-based approaches remain the major intervention to minimize vector-borne disease burden across the diseases.
In Brazil insecticide resistance is increasing, likely as a result of overuse or misuse of insecticides. One major source of selection may come from unregulated and increasing use of household insecticides, but the contribution this makes is very poorly understood. We have investigated the mechanisms of resistance and cross-resistance between household and public health insecticides in Brazilian Ae. Aegypti to demonstrate how household insecticides could contribute to the broad evolution of insecticide resistance.

Audiene take away:                                    

  • Explain how the audience will be able to use what they learn?

Over the talk, I will address new approaches relevant to the detection and monitoring of the evolution of insecticide resistance driven by my unregulated usage of household insecticides. The audience will have an opportunity to further discusses the impact of personal protection against mosquitos and threats to public health ant-vector interventions.

  • How will this help the audience in their job?
  • Is this research that other faculty could use to expand their research or teaching?

The usage of household insecticides and their association with the evolution of insecticide resistance in vector mosquitos have been poorly investigated. In my talk, I will provide insights for further research underlying a timely issue for public health.   

  • Does this provide a practical solution to a problem that could simplify or make a designer’s job more efficient?


Dr Fabricio Silva Martins graduated in Animal Biology (MSc) from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. He received his PhD in Tropical Medicine at The University of Liverpool / Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. He re-joins LSTM in 2018 in the department of vector biology as an associated researcher working in the Wellcome Trust funded project to identify the drivers of insecticide resistance in Brazilian Aedes aegypti