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Insects 2015, 6(2), 576-594; doi:10.3390/insects6020576

Aedes aegypti Control Strategies in Brazil: Incorporation of New Technologies to Overcome the Persistence of Dengue Epidemics

Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo SP 05508-000, Brazil
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Received: 19 February 2015 / Revised: 1 June 2015 / Accepted: 2 June 2015 / Published: 11 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mosquito Control)
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Dengue is considered to be the most important mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. The Aedes aegypti mosquito, its vector, is highly anthropophilic and is very well adapted to urban environments. Although several vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of development no licensed dengue vaccine is yet available. As a result, controlling the spread of dengue still requires that mosquitoes be targeted directly. We review the current methods of dengue vector control focusing on recent technical advances. We first examine the history of Brazil’s National Dengue Control Plan in effect since 2002, and we describe its establishment and operation. With the persistent recurrence of dengue epidemics, current strategies should be reassessed to bring to the forefront a discussion of the possible implementation of new technologies in Brazil’s mosquito control program. View Full-Text
Keywords: vector control; Brazil; PNCD; integrated mosquito management vector control; Brazil; PNCD; integrated mosquito management
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Araújo, H.R.C.; Carvalho, D.O.; Ioshino, R.S.; Costa-da-Silva, A.L.; Capurro, M.L. Aedes aegypti Control Strategies in Brazil: Incorporation of New Technologies to Overcome the Persistence of Dengue Epidemics. Insects 2015, 6, 576-594.

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