Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
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Use of a Bacillus sphaericus (Strain 2362) Formulations in Control of Malaria Vectors in Brazil

Galardo CD

Malaria is an acute febrile infectious disease that is important in public health. In Brazil, there is a high incidence of the disease in the Amazon region, where 99% of the country’s cases occur, wherein the disease might be severe. In this study, the use of Bacillus sphaericus strain 2362, entomopathogenic bacteria, for the control of malaria vectors was reviewed by surveying scientific articles in the Scielo, Medline and PubMed databases. The selected articles revealed that there is a shortage of studies on the effectiveness of B. sphaericus in the control of Anopheles in Brazil.