Integrated Aedes Management (IAM)

A new publication in PLOS: Neglected Tropical Diseases entitled Integrated Aedes management for the control of Aedes-borne diseases suggests the need for government and health authorities’ participation in integrated, community-based responses using locally adapted vector control strategies in preparation for Aedes-borne arboviral diseases. Through using this framework of decision-making guidelines, communities and area-wide regions can prepare effective strategies of reducing risks inj current and emerging disease situations. Surveillance, risk assessment, mosquito control through all levels of life stages all contribute together toward successful strategies. Dina Fonseca, director of the Centers for Vectgor Biology, was one of the authors of this paper.

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