Journal article

Effectiveness of dengue control practices in household water containers in Northeast Thailand

S Phuanukoonnon, I Mueller, JH Bryan

Tropical Medicine and International Health | WILEY | Published : 2005


OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of larval control methods (using temephos, keeping fish and covering containers with lids), water use and weekly cleaning of containers on the presence of Aedes aegypti larvae in water-storage containers in rural and urban households in Khon Kaen province. METHOD: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey and larval survey covered 966 households and 5821 containers were inspected. RESULT: In rural and urban areas larval control was patchy and often ineffective. Consequently, the mosquito indices exceed the target indices for dengue control with the Breteau Indices of 201 and 113, and Container Indices of 25 and 28 in rural and urban areas, respectively. The..

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