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Title: Vector control in primary health care : report of a WHO Scientific Group [meeting held in Geneva from 4 to 10 November 1986]
Other Titles: Lutte antivectorielle et soins de santé primaires : rapport d'un Groupe scientifique de l' OMS [réuni à Genève du 4 au 10 novembre 1986]
La lucha antivectorial en la atención primaria de salud [se reunió en Ginebra del 4 al 10 de noviembre de 1986]
Authors: WHO Scientific Group on Vector Control in Primary Health Care
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
French
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Abstract: Presents technical information and practical advice concerning use of the primary health care approach to reduce the transmission of vector-borne diseases. In view of the striking prevalence of these diseases and the correspondingly high costs o control, the book advocates the use of simple control measures that are affordable as well as reliable and effective. The importance of mobilizing community resources is repeatedly emphasized. A brief description of projects that have successfully used this approach is followed by an outline of the different vector species that qualify as suitable targets for community-based control efforts. Appropriate species include malaria vectors, vectors of arboviral diseases, vectors of African trypanosomiasis, vectors of Chagas disease, vectors of liceborne typhus, rodents as reservoirs of disease, and cyclops as intermediate hosts of dracunculiasis. Of particular practical value is a discussion of different vector control measures, including several very new techniques, that are suitable for use at the community level. All these measures, whether involving the use of locally constructed insect traps or head-bands and soaps containing repellents, share the advantages of simplicity, low cost, and feasibility for use at the community level
Description: por published by: Lisbon : Ministério da Sa'ude, Departamento de Estudos e Planeamento da Sa'ude
61 p.
Subject: Disease Vectors
Pest Control
Primary Health Care
Context: methods
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/38327
Other Identifiers: 9241207558
Other Language Versions: русский
français
español
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