IR malaria tracked using online tool

IR malaria tracked using online tool

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Kisumu: A new online mapping tool will help in tracking insecticide resistance (IR) in malaria-causing mosquitoes.

The system was launched in April. The interactive online tool is called “IR mapper” which consolidates insecticide resistance in malaria vectors and puts it on filterable maps to inform vector-control strategies. It allows users to view new data from tests on insecticide susceptibility and resistance mechanisms. It also enables the user to retrieve existing published data, including historic information from as far back as 1952. These data can be used to generate tailored maps from 51 countries. A partnership between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KEMRI/CDC) and a Swiss Company Vestergaard Frandsen has done data consolidation for the programme. Yje map interface has been developed by ESRI Eastern Africa.

Source Irin News