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What do community-based dengue control programmes achieve? A systematic review of published evaluations

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There is weak evidence that community-based dengue control programmes increase the effectiveness of dengue control programs.
Dengue spread can only be curbed by vector control and body protection. Recent efforts have …

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Multi-modal Aedes aegypti mosquito reduction interventions and dengue fever prevention

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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 …

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Epidemiology of Zika virus, 1947–2007

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The evidence supports the belief that Zika virus circulated in Africa and Asia for decades, and was only recently introduced to the Americas.
Since 1947, Zika virus has been identified sporadically in humans in Africa and Asia, however, clinically consequential Zika virus …

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Arboviral and other illnesses in travellers returning from Brazil, June 2013 to May 2016: implications for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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During the 2013–15 Brazilian winter months (August and September) there were no cases of Zika virus infection or chikungunya and 3 cases of dengue fever documented in travellers. During October-July 2013 -15 there were 14 cases of Zika, 15 of chikungunya …

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Is Dengue vector control deficient in effectiveness or evidence?: Systematic review and meta-analysis

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There is currently scarce reliable evidence on the effectiveness of any Dengue vector control strategy.
Dengue is the most widespread mosquito-borne arboviral disease and vector control methods are the main approach to prevent it. This study reviewed the evidence for effectiveness …

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The value of educational messages embedded in a community-based approach to combat Dengue Fever: A systematic review and meta regression analysis

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Evidence suggests that the effect of educational messages embedded within community-based approached was most effecting about 18 to 24 months after it was delivered but then subsequently declined.
Prevention of Dengue relies on mosquito control. The mosquito, Aedes aegypyti (which also causes …

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