Use of Insecticide-Treated House Screens to Reduce Infestations of Dengue Virus Vectors, Mexico

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Manrique-Saide, Pablo ; Che-Mendoza, Azael ; Barrera-Perez, Mario ; Guillermo-May, Guillermo ; Herrera-Bojorquez, Josue ; Dzul-Manzanilla, Felipe ; Gutierrez-Castro, Cipriano ; Lenhart, Audrey ; Vazquez-Prokopec, Gonzalo ; Sommerfeld, Johannes ; McCall, Philip ; Kroeger, Axel ; Arredondo-Jimenez, Juan I. (2015)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 21, issue 2, pages 308-311 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3201/eid2102.140533, pmc: PMC4313634
  • Subject: et al. Use of insecticide-treated house screens to reduce infestations of dengue virus vectors | Dispatch | qx_600 | Use of Insecticide-Treated House Screens to Reduce Infestations of Dengue Virus Vectors, Mexico | Mexico. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2015 Feb [date cited]. http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2102.140533 | Herrera-Bojorquez J | Che-Mendoza A | Guillermo-May G | insecticide | Dzul-Manzanilla F | arbovirus | screens | LLIS | outbreak | vector | net | prevention | mosquitoes | viruses | qx_650 | epidemic | wc_528 | control | wa_240 | dengue | Mexico | vector-borne infections | Aedes aegypti | Suggested citation for this article: Manrique-Saide P | Barrera-Perez M
    mesheuropmc: education | parasitic diseases

Dengue prevention efforts rely on control of virus vectors. We investigated use of insecticide-treated screens permanently affixed to windows and doors in Mexico and found that the screens significantly reduced infestations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in treated houses. Our findings demonstrate the value of this method for dengue virus vector control.
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