WHO Pacific Regional Office Education in Action Series Series 8

Guidelines for Dengue Surveillance and Mosquito Control Edition 2

November 2003
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st November 2003
  • ISBN 9789290610687
  • Language English
  • Pages 112 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

The main objective of these guidelines is to provide practical information on the steps for preventing and controlling outbreaks of dengue hemorrhagic fever. The main emphasis is on vector surveillance and control, and priority is given to simple environmental measures which individuals and communities can take to eliminate larval breeding. The strategy used to control adult Aedes mosquitos before and during outbreaks is given within the framework of a comprehensive, controlled approach, which includes personal protection measures, space spraying, legislation and the early recognition and treatment of dengue hemorrhagic fever cases.

These guidelines should be a valuable source of information for those engaged in controlling dengue hemorrhagic fever.