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Title: Integrated vector control : seventh report of the WHO Expert Committee on Vector Biology and Control [meeting held in Geneva from 7 to 13 December 1982]
Authors: WHO Expert Committee on Vector Biology and Control
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1983
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Spanish
Abstract: Maps out strategies for improving the effectiveness of vector control despite the challenge of increasing costs, pesticide resistance, public opposition, and the uncontrolled growth of towns and cities. The opening sections review the status of vector control throughout the world and compare the organization of vector control services in different countries. Against this background, the report outlines the principles of integrated vector control, arguing for the need to move away from campaigns against single vectors or groups of vectors and to adopt multivalent vector control programmes. Various methods available for implementing such programmes are then described with examples illustrating the control of mosquitos in rice fields, of domestic mosquitos, of the triatominae bug vectors of Chagas' disease, and of the molluscan intermediate hosts of schistosomes. Other sections consider the special problems of vector control in urban areas and issue advice on the organization, administration, staffing, and evaluation of vector control services in both developed and developing countries. The report also identifies several criteria that vector control techniques should meet if they are to be considered for use in primary health care programmes or by the community
Description: 72 p.
Subject: Disease Vectors
Pest Control
Communicable Disease Control
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/38798
Other Identifiers: 9241206888
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