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      Reporte de hábitats utilizados por Aedes aegypti en Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba

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          Se reportaron 50 hábitat utilizados por Aedes aegypti en el ambiente urbano de Ciudad de La Habana, correspondiendo 66 % a depósitos artificiales, de los cuales 57,5 % fue clasificado como no útil por la población; los recipientes de uso doméstico constituyeron 14 %, mientras que los criaderos naturales aportaron 8 %. Como un resultado interesante 12 % de los hábitat está representado por fosas, alcantarillas y drenajes que contienen las llamadas aguas negras; factor que debe considerarse en la epidemiología del dengue en Cuba y merece un estudio de los factores ecológicos asociados a la especie que pudieran estar influyendo en este comportamiento; además se estimula a alcanzar niveles adecuados de participación comunitaria como una herramienta en el control de este peligroso vector.

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              Disposable containers as larval habitats for Aedes aegypti in a city with regular refuse collection: a study in Marília, São Paulo State, Brazil.

              In Marília, Brazil, refuse is collected at least every other day, yet non-useful, non-returnable containers such as cans, plastic bottles and tires account for almost half of the container habitats found positive for the Aedes aegypti mosquito. A study was therefore conducted to investigate why these containers exist despite regular refuse collection and a high level of awareness of dengue prevention, and how the control program could most effectively respond. Differing community perceptions as to what constitutes refuse were found to lead people to store a variety of containers in their yard. Other dimensions of the problem include the presence of informal refuse collectors in search of saleable materials, and dumping of refuse in vacant lots and along roads. An intervention based on these data will involve the informal refuse collectors in implementation of a community-based recycling project.
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                [1 ] Instituto de Medicina Tropical Pedro Kourí Cuba
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                Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
                Rev Cubana Med Trop
                Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas (Ciudad de la Habana )
                1561-3054
                August 2005
                : 57
                : 2
                : 159-161
                S0375-07602005000200013

                http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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                Product Information: SciELO Cuba
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                TROPICAL MEDICINE

                Infectious disease & Microbiology

                dengue, Hábitat, Aedes aegypti, participación comunitaria

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