What role for insecticides in vector control programs ?
Vector-borne diseases including dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, leishmaniasis, and filariasis remain severe public health problems in most of the countries in which they are endemic.
In some cases, their incidence is increasing and they are spreading to new geographic areas.
For a number of the infections, the most effective manner of controlling their transmission is through control of their vectors.
However, in some instances, such as dengue and Chagas'disease, there is no alternative.
Most countries that are endemic for vector-borne diseases maintain vector control services, and most large tropical and semitropical cities also have pest control programs, mainly against pest mosquitoes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Lutte sanitaire, Vecteur, Pays en développement, Indication, Insecticide, Pesticide, Article synthèse, Parasitose, Infection, Arbovirose, Virose
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Sanitary control, Vector, Developing countries, Indication, Insecticide, Pesticides, Review, Parasitosis, Infection, Arbovirus disease, Viral disease
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Code Inist : 002A37A. Création : 09/06/1995.