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dc.creatorTroyo Rodríguez, Adriana
dc.creatorCalderón Arguedas, Ólger
dc.creatorFuller, Douglas O.
dc.creatorSolano Chinchilla, Mayra Emilia
dc.creatorAvendaño López, Adrián
dc.creatorArheart, Kristopher L.
dc.creatorChadee, Dave D.
dc.creatorBeier, John C.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-19T14:51:39Z
dc.date.available2018-06-19T14:51:39Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-01
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3376/1081-1710(2008)33[76:SPOAAD]2.0.CO;2es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1948-7134
dc.identifier.issn1081-1710
dc.identifier.otherPMC2560178
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/74943
dc.description.abstractDengue is the most important arboviral disease worldwide and the principal vector-borne disease in Costa Rica. Control of Aedes aegypti populations through source reduction is still considered the most effective way of prevention and control, although it has proven ineffective or unsustainable in many areas with a history of mosquito control. In this study, seasonal profiles and productivity of Aedes aegypti were analyzed in the city of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, where vector control has been practiced for more than ten years. Households contained more than 80% of larval habitats identified, although presence of habitats was more likely in other locations like lots and streets. In the wet season, habitats in the “other” category, like appliances, small manholes, and miscellaneous containers, were the most frequent habitats observed as well as the most common and productive habitats for Ae. aegypti. In the dry season, domestic animal drinking containers were very common, although concrete washtubs contained 79% of Ae. aegypti pupae collected. Individually, non-disposable habitats were as likely or more likely to contain mosquito larvae, and large containers were more likely to harbor mosquito larvae than the small ones only in the dry season. Considering various variables in the logistic regressions, predictors for Ae. aegypti in a habitat were habitat type (p<0.001), setting (p=0.043), and disposability (p=0.022) in the wet season and habitat capacity in the dry season (p=0.025). Overall, traditional Ae. aegypti larval indices and pupal indices in Puntarenas were high enough to allow viral transmission during the wet season. In spite of continued vector control, it has not been possible to reduce vector densities below threshold levels in Puntarenas, and the habitat profiles show that non-household locations, as well as non-disposable containers, should be targeted in addition to the standard control activities.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[VI-803-A6-401]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[VI 803-A6-039]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Health/[P20RR020770]/NIH/Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Miami/[]/UM/Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofHealth Policy Volumen 83 Número 2-3
dc.sourceJournal of Vector Ecology,vol.33(1),pp.76-88.es_ES
dc.subjectAedes aegypties_ES
dc.subjectContaineres_ES
dc.subjectBreteau indexes_ES
dc.subjectPupal surveyes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.titleSeasonal profiles of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larval habitats in an urban area of Costa Rica with a history of mosquito controles_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.date.updated2018-05-15T18:13:34Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3376/1081-1710(2008)33[76:SPOAAD]2.0.CO;2
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales (CIET)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Salud::Facultad de Microbiologíaes_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto803-A6-401
dc.identifier.codproyecto803-A6-039
dc.identifier.pmid18697310


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