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Free Content Reducing costs and operational constraints of dengue vector control by targeting productive breeding places: a multi‐country non‐inferiority cluster randomized trial

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Objectives  To test the non‐inferiority hypothesis that a vector control approach targeting only the most productive water container types gives the same or greater reduction of the vector population as a non‐targeted approach in different ecological settings and to analyse whether the targeted intervention is less costly.
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Keywords: dengue; efficiency of interventions; targeted intervention; vector control

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1:   Department of Medical Research, Yangon, Myanmar 2:   Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Vector Group, Liverpool, UK 3:   General Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, VietNam 4:   Laboratorio de Entomología Médica, Departamento de Zoología de Invertebrados, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Nuevo León, México 5:   Entomology Department, University of California, Davis, CA, USA 6:   MU-IRD Collaborating Research Unit, Center of Excellence for Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University at Salaya, Nathon Pathom, Thailand 7:   Instituto Experimental ‘Jose W.Torrealba’, Nucleo Universitario ‘Rafael Rangel’, Universidad de los Andes, Trujillo, Venezuela 8:   Kenya Medical Research Institute, Center for Geographic Medicine, Research-Coast, Kilifi, Kenya 9:   University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines 10:   Departamento de Zoología, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México 11:   Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland 12:   Department of Public Health, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium 13:   Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg, Sweden

Publication date: September 1, 2009

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