Mosquitoes are known to spread vector borne diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. In Indonesia the incident rate of reported dengue fever cases increases almost every year. Syngenta provide a proven solution to overcome this problem in Indonesia.


  • Mosquitoes are vectors that carry disease-causing viruses and parasites from person to person without exhibiting symptoms themselves
  • The principal mosquito-borne diseases are the viral diseases yellow fever, dengue fever and Chikungunya transmitted mostly by the Aedes aegypti and malaria carried by the genus Anopheles sp
  • Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito within the Aedes genus, principally Aedes aegypti
  • The Dengue virus has four different types; infection with one type usually gives lifelong immunity to that type, but only short-term immunity to the others
  • Subsequent infection of dengue with a different type is believed to increase the risk of severe complications
  • Malaria is transmitted by the female Anopheles to humans and is caused by eukaryotic protists of the genus Plasmodium
  • Four species of Plasmodium can infect and be transmitted by humans
  • Most dangerous form of malaria is also caused by Plasmodium falciparum
  • Malaria is also caused by Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae, which is generally a milder disease that is rarely fatal


  • As there are no vaccines for malaria and dengue, prevention is done by reducing the habitat and the number of mosquitoes and limiting the exposure to bites
  • Space spraying and indoor residual spraying with a long lasting insecticide
  • Larvicide may be used to control mosquito larvae
  • Use barrier screens on windows and doors
  • Use mosquito repellent during outdoor activity 


  • Aedes aegypti: spread the dengue fever to human
  • Anopheles aconitus: known as malaria mosquito, that can spread malaria disease to human