Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), a disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitos, remains a serious public health problem in Thailand.
This paper describes the effect of health education efforts on a community-based DHF vector control program in the municipality of Mae Sot District, Tak Province, northern Thailand, from 1988 through 1990.
In 1988, public health education on DHF and larval control through mass media, lectures and discussions reduced the Aedes Breteau index from 241 in March to 126 in June 1988.
In 1989 and 1990, twice a year house-to-house visits by trained health workers were added to the health education campaigns.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dengue hémorragique, Dengue, Arbovirose, Virose, Infection, Education sanitaire, Homme, Thaïlande, Asie, Milieu urbain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Dengue, Arbovirus disease, Viral disease, Infection, Health education, Human, Thailand, Asia, Urban environment
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