Translator Disclaimer
1 September 2006 Community Participation and Appropriate Technologies for Dengue Vector Control at Transmission Foci in Thailand
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

A community-based dengue vector control trial was conducted at transmission foci in Plaeng Yao District, Chachoengsao Province, eastern Thailand. Implementation was done by the local community in collaboration with local administration, public health, and school authorities. Our cost-effective approaches combined a source reduction campaign with appropriate vector control technologies applied within the foci (within 100 m around the foci) and also within schools attended by children from the treated areas. Vector management measures by local government included cleanup campaigns before the rainy season followed by a routine garbage pickup during the rainy season. Locally made screen covers for water jars, a combination of local Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis and Mesocyclops thermocyclopoides (copepod), and locally made lethal ovitraps were appropriate technologies used by the community in this campaign. The success of our intervention was evidenced by the significant reduction of dengue vectors and dengue hemorrhagic fever cases in treated areas compared with untreated areas.

Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Uruyakorn Chansang, Chitti Chansang, and Amaret Bhumiratana "Community Participation and Appropriate Technologies for Dengue Vector Control at Transmission Foci in Thailand," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22(3), (1 September 2006). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[538:CPAATF]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 September 2006
JOURNAL ARTICLE
9 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top