Dengue vector management : Report of a regional workshop Colombo, Sri Lanka, 11-15 Mar 2013
AbstractDengue fever is the fastest emerging arboviral infection spread by Aedes mosquitoes with major public health consequences in over 100 tropical and subtropical countries, with 2.5 billion people globally at risk. There is no drug or vaccine for dengue control as yet. The only method for dengue prevention is vector management and personal protection against mosquito bites. The Global Strategy (20122020) promotes coordinated action among multisectoral partners, an integrated approach to vector management, and sustained control measures at all levels. To further strengthen and advance the country capacity for scaling up dengue vector control using integrated vector management (IVM), a regional workshop on dengue vector management was organized at Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 13 to 17 March 2013. The topics covered included vector bionomics, planning vector control based on situation analysis and available resources, principles of dengue vector management, dengue vector control methods, vector sampling, operationalization of IVM to control dengue vectors, pesticide management, public-private partnerships in dengue control, and monitoring and evaluation of dengue vector management. The recommendations made in this workshop are for implementation by vector control managers in countries of the WHO SEA Region.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Dengue vector management : Report of a regional workshop Colombo, Sri Lanka, 11-15 Mar 2013. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204950