Effect of a community-based Aedes aegypti control programme on mosquito larval production sites in El Progreso, Honduras

Elli Leontsini, Enrique Gil, Carl Kendall, Gary G. Clark

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of a trial to assess the efficacy in reducing the density of larval production sites of utilizing community involvement in the planning and implementation of an Aedes aegypti control programme, in a dengue-endemic city in Honduras. In addition to a substantial increase in knowledge about dengue transmission and prevention, a relative reduction in Ae. aegypti larval infestation indices was found in those city neighbourhoods where community involvement was utilized compared with their untreated counterparts. Several methods of improving the impact of this type of programme are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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