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Abstract:

Summary Objective  To describe the container profile in the three parishes of Portland, St. Anns and St. Catherine, Jamaica. Method  Traditional stegomyia and pupae per person indices. Results  A total of 8855 containers were inspected. were breeding in 19.2% of the 4728 containers in Portland, in 6.7% of the 2639 containers in St. Ann, and in 27.2% of the 1488 containers in Tryhall Heights, St. Catherine. Container types differed between Portland ( > 0.02) on one hand and St. Ann and Tryhall Heights, St. Catherine on the other hand: there were with no vases or potted plants with water saucers in St. Ann and St. Catherine. were breeding in more containers in St. Catherine (38%) (38% in wet season and 21% in the dry season) than in Portland (19%) or St. Ann (6%), both of which had more containers but breeding in fewer: 17.7% and 11.2% in the wet and 20.4% and 3.5% in the dry seasons respectively. The daily production of adult mosquitoes in the three study sites was 1.51, 1.29 and 0.66 adult female mosquitoes per person in Portland, St. Ann and St. Catherine during the dry season and 1.12, 0.23 and 1.04 female mosquitoes per person in the wet season respectively. Conclusion  All three communities are at risk for dengue outbreaks and vector control should concentrate on reducing the mosquito populations from the most productive containers before a new dengue virus serotype is introduced into Jamaica.

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Objectif: 

Décrire le profil des enceintes de reproduction d’Aedes aegypti dans les trois paroisses de Portland, St. Anns et Sainte-Catherine en Jamaïque. Méthode: 

Les traditionnels indices de stegomyia et pupes par personne. Résultats: 

8855 enceintes ont été inspectées au total. Ae. aegypti se reproduisait dans 19,2% des 4728 enceintes à Portland, dans 6,7% des 2639 enceintes à St. Ann et dans 27,2% des 1.488 enceies dans Tryhall Heights. Les types d’enceintes différaient entre Portland (P > 0,02) d’une part et entre St. Ann et Tryhall Heights d’autre part: il n’y avait pas de vases ou des plantes en pots avec de l’eau dans des soucoupes à St. Ann et Tryhall Heights. Ae. aegypti se reproduisait dans plus d’enceintes à Tryhall Heights (38%) (38% en saison humide et 21% en saison sèche) qu’à Portland (19%) ou à St Ann (6%), qui avaient tous deux plus d’enceintes, mais oùAe. aegypti se reproduisait moins: 17,7% et 11,2% en saison humide et 20,4% et 3,5% en saisons sèches, respectivement. La production journalière de moustiques adultes dans les trois sites d’étude était 1,51; 1,29 et 0,66 moustiques femelles adultes par personne à Portland, St Ann et Tryhall Heights pendant la saison sèche et 1,12; 0,23 et 1,04 de moustiques femelles par personne pendant la saison des pluies, respectivement. Conclusion: 

Toutes les trois communautés sont à risque d’épidémie de dengue et le contrôle des vecteurs devrait se concentrer sur la réduction des populations de moustiques des enceintes les plus productives avant qu’un nouveau sérotype du virus de la dengue ne soit introduit en Jamaïque.

Keywords: Aedes aegypti; Jamaica; Jamaïque; container profiles; dengue; perfil de contenedor; profils des enceintes; pupa por persona; pupae per person; pupes par personne

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02216.x

Affiliations: 1:  Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, WI, USA 2:  Ministry of Health, Kingston, Jamaica 3:  Infectious Disease Analysis LLC, Gainesville, FL, USA 4:  Department of Physics, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Publication date: February 1, 2009

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