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Vector control in Indonesia

Posted by on May 8, 2015

Upik Kesumawati Hadi. Vector control in Indonesia. Bandung International Scientific Meeting on Parasitology and Tropical Disease. Challenges  in Parasitology in the Era of Globalization: From Basic to the Diagnostic & Clinical Application. 1-3 May 2015.

Abstract: Infectious diseases transmitted by insects and other animal vectors (vector borne diseases) have long been associated with significant human illness and death. In Indonesia, malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya, filariasis, japanese encephalitis, cause a significant infectious disease burden. The ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases are particularly complex and often involve multiple disease cycles through alternate vectors and hosts. Therefore the strategies for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases are emphasizing “Integrated Vector Management (IVM)” – as an approach that reinforces linkages between health and environment, optimizing benefits to both. The IVM stresses the importance of first understanding the local vector ecology and local patterns of disease transmission, and then choosing the appropriate vector control tools, from the range of options available. These include environmental management strategies, biological controls (e.g. Bacillus thuringiensis, B. sphaericus and larvivorous fish),  chemical methods of vector control, such as indoor residual sprays, space spraying, and use of chemical larvicides and adulticides; personal protection/preventive strategies that combine environmental management and chemical tools for new synergies; e.g. insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), mosquito repellent creams, liquids, coils, mats etc. and wearing of full sleeve shirts and full pants with socks; health education; and community participation.

Key words: vector borne diseases, vector control, integrated vector management, Indonesia

Abstract dalam PDF: Vector Control in Indonesia..

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