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Title: Urban vector and pest control : eleventh report of the WHO Expert Committee on Vector Biology and Control [meeting held in Geneva from 15 to 21 September 1987]
Other Titles: Lutte contre les vecteurs et les nuisibles en milieu urbain : onzième rapport du Comité OMS d' experts de la biologie des vecteurs et de la lutte antivectorielle [réuni à Genève du 15 au 21 septembre 1987]
Lucha contra vectores y plagas urbanos : 11 informe del Comité de Expertos de la OMS en Biología de los Vectores y Lucha Antivectorial [se reunió en Ginebra del 15 al 21 de septiembre de 1987]
Authors: WHO Expert Committee on Vector Biology and Control
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
French
Spanish
Abstract: An expert assessment of the health problems created by vector and pest proliferation in the wake of rapid urbanization. Global in its scope, the report concentrates on facts and figures that indicate the magnitude of the problem and point towards the most appropriate methods of control. Information is specific to vector and pest species and to geographical region. The most important urban vectors and pests are characterized in terms of the diseases they transmit, their ecological behaviour in the urban environment, susceptibility to control measures, and geographical importance. Additional background information is provided through a situation analysis, by geographical region, of urban vector and pest problems and a review of the advantages and disadvantages of the various chemical, biological, and environmental methods currently used for control. Innovative approaches, particularly for mosquito control, are also briefly discussed. The second half of the report extends practical guidance for the planning and implementation of control strategies that are cost-effective as well as appropriate to the special conditions of vector control in an urban environment
Description: 77 p.
Subject: Pest Control
Disease Vectors
Urban Health
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/37202
Other Identifiers: 9241207671
Other Language Versions: español
français
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