Files in This Item:


Title: The control of Aedes aegypti for water access in households: Case studies towards a school-based education programme through the use of net covers.
Authors: Jardim, João Bosco
da Silva Barros, Héliton
Gonçalves, Caroline Macedo
Pimenta, Paulo Filemon Paolucci
Schall, Virgínia T
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: We report the progress made so far towards developing a school-based education programme for controlling Aedes aegypti oviposition in household flowerpots through the use of a net cover (evidengue®) to seal off the flowerpot saucer. A core feature of this programme is the association of evidengue® delivery with a basic package of oral and written information on dengue in classrooms. The flowerpot saucer is one of the most common type of water-bearing containers positive for the larvae of Ae. aegypti in the south-eastern region of Brazil. We present the results of a preliminary laboratory efficacy evaluation of evidengue® and of an inter-group, experimental, exploratory trial in which the evidengue® delivery was associated with educational information by means of a lecture and/or a leaflet in a school situated in a dengue-endemic area. The results are encouraging in both cases: (i) evidengue® has shown to be an efficacious tool to prevent ovipositing female access to flowerpot saucers in the laboratory; and (ii) despite the small numbers of students involved in the trial, one of the experimental groups yielded 85.7% of evidengue®-user households among those students whose households had flowerpot saucers. Use of evidengue® was maintained for at least 60 days, the period of data collection.
Description: Dengue Bulletin. 2009 Dec; 33: 176-186
Keywords: Aedes aegypti
Dengue prevention
Flowerpot saucer
Health Education
School-Based Programme
ISSN: 0250-8362
Appears in Collections:Dengue Bulletin

Items in WHO IRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.