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dc.contributor.authorCarrasquilla, Gabriel
dc.contributor.authorCaprara, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorManrique, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorQuintero, Juliana
dc.description.abstractTo contribute to the prevention of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, a process of scaling up an innovative intervention to reduce Aedes aegypti habitats, was carried out in the city of Salto (Uruguay) based on a transdisciplinary analysis of the eco-bio-social determinants. The intervention in one-third of the city included the distributions of plastic bags for all households to collect all discarded water containers that were recollected by the Ministry of Health and the Municipality vector control services. The results were evaluated in 20 randomly assigned clusters of 100 households each, in the intervention and control arm. The intervention resulted in a significantly larger decrease in the number of pupae per person index (as a proxy for adult vector abundance) than the corresponding decrease in the control areas (both areas decreased by winter effects). The reduction of intervention costs ("incremental costs") in relation to routine vector control activities was 46%. Community participation increased the collaboration with the intervention program considerably (from 48% of bags handed back out of the total of bags delivered to 59% of bags handed back). Although the costs increased by 26% compared with intervention without community participation, the acceptability of actions by residents increased from 66% to 78%.en_US
dc.subjectZika Research Projecten_US
dc.subjectZika Virusen_US
dc.subjectAedes Aegyptien_US
dc.subjectVector Borne Diseasesen_US
dc.titleApplying and scaling dengue vector control lessons to Zika – ATD-Prevention (Aedes transmitted disPrevention)en_US
eihealth.categoryEpidemiology and epidemiological studiesen_US
eihealth.typeResearch protocol informationen_US
eihealth.maincategorySave Lives / Salvar Vidasen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_US

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