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Table 1 Summary points outlining role of spatial repellents and requirements for adoption in vector control

From: Spatial repellents: from discovery and development to evidence-based validation

Summary points
· The discovery, development and use of novel vector control tools will be required to achieve the goal of malaria elimination and eradication
· Evidence exists of the benefits of sub-lethal approaches for interrupting human-vector contact but epidemiological data is insufficient to influence policy-makers to recommend spatial repellent tools for disease control confidently
· The adoption of a new paradigm shift in vector control to include behavior modification will require a new set of laboratory and field assay tools, standardized endpoints and analyses which must also be endorsed and adopted by leading global public health authorities