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Implementation Research of New Dengue Vector Control Tools

2014-08-27 03:22:51 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This project will provide new insights concerning how to reduce dengue transmission by means of cost-effective and sustainable implementation strategies of vector control methods.

The research will assess key strategies which deliver new vector control tools with respect to their cost-effectiveness, acceptability and sustainability in contrasting environments.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Dengue

Intervention

Insecticide treated curtains and insecticide treated covers

Location

Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University,
Bangkok
Thailand

Status

Completed

Source

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:22:51-0400

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Light weight meshwork fabric made of cotton, silk, polyester (nylon), or other material impregnated with insecticide, having openings too small to allow entry of mosquitoes or other insects, thereby offering protection against insect bite and insect-borne diseases.

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