Aedes survey of selected public hospitals admitting dengue patients in Metro Manila, Philippines.
AbstractEntomological investigations were carried out in five selected public hospitals admitting dengue patientsin Metro Manila, Philippines. The results revealed the presence of only one species, i.e. Aedes aegypti,mostly breeding in fresh water plant vases, drums, basins, plastic cups, tin cans, and empty paint cans.The water plant vase/bowl was found to be the most preferred container for Ae. aegypti breeding. The percentage positive rates of fresh water plant vases of the five public hospitals were: RMC (40.69%),TMC (76.62%), SLH (80.60%), NCH (64.06%), and EAMC (40.40%). An analysis of data revealed thatthe Premise, Container, and Breteau indices varied from 0.0 to 4.0, 0.0 to 41.1 and 0.0 to 11.0respectively, indicating thereby the high receptivity of the area to DF/DHF transmission. The egg densityranged from 0.0 to 48.5 which showed the presence of Ae. aegypti vector in the five public hospitals. The presence of productive breeding sites indoors and outdoors in the study area revealed that outbreaks could possibly occur in the future if no vector control plan is adopted and implemented.
Cruz, Estrella Irlandez, Salazar, Ferdinand V, Aure, Wilfredo E & Torres, Elizabeth P. (2008). Aedes survey of selected public hospitals admitting dengue patients in Metro Manila, Philippines.. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/170703