Multi-modal Aedes aegypti mosquito reduction interventions and dengue fever prevention
Little evidence exists to support the efficacy of mosquito abatement programs.
Dengue fever is the most rapidly advancing vector-borne disease in the world. This study aims to systematically review the effectiveness of biological, chemical and educational dengue fever prevention programs on the reduction of entomologic indicators. The Breteau, House and Container Indices were the primary measurement tools for monitoring larval populations. Findings showed 8 studies related to behavioural methods; 8 used biological methods; 8 studies used chemical control techniques with 3 using a combination of intervention techniques. Post-intervention reduction in entomologic indices ranged from 13.9% to 100% increase from baseline. The authors reported weak study designs, incongruent indices and poorly reported statistics.
Adolescents, Adults, Both sexes (for groups of both male and female persons), Children, Combatant, Displaced population, Epidemic/Endemic, Health, Healthcare workers, Heavy rain, Host population, Infections and infectious diseases (all), Insect infestation, Internally displaced population, LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual and transgender), Minorities, Neonates/infants, Non-combatant, Older people, Persons with disabilities, Pregnant/lactating women, Prisoners/Detainees, Returning population, Stateless, Vaccine-preventable infections, Viral fevers/VHF, Zoonotic and other pathogens