Criteria for the selection of larvicides by the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa.
One of the weekly decisions the Onchocerciasis Control Programme has to make, in its operations in 11 west African countries, is the selection of one insecticide out of the six used that is most appropriate to the river stretches to be treated.
This decision depends on several criteria, linked not only to the compounds themselves but also the hydrological conditions and blackfly populations involved.
Given the great number of breeding sites (gites) to be treated, in 23 000 km of rivers at the height of the rainy season, this paper identifies the parameters needed to facilitate the choice of insecticide and to optimize the larviciding in terms of cost effectiveness, management of resistance and minimizing the environmental impact.
Mots-clés Pascal : Onchocercose, Prévention, Lutte sanitaire, Larve, Insecticide, Programme sanitaire, Afrique Ouest, Homme, Larvicide, Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Afrique, Peau pathologie, Oeil pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Onchocerciasis, Prevention, Sanitary control, Larva, Insecticide, Sanitary program, West Africa, Human, Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Africa, Skin disease, Eye disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0110239
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.