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Revista de salud publica del Paraguay

On-line version ISSN 2307-3349

Abstract

SANABRIA, E et al. Aedes aegypti breeding site in the city of Asunción, Paraguay in the 2011-2014 periods. Rev. salud publica Parag. [online]. 2017, vol.7, n.1, pp.33-36. ISSN 2307-3349.  https://doi.org/10.18004/rspp.2017.junio.33-36.

Introduction:

The populations prone to dengue and other diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti are those that do not have an adequate waste disposal system (solid waste) and the drinking water supply is deficient, which contributes to the emergence of mosquito vector breeding containers.

Objective:

To describe the types of Aedes aegypti breeding site in the city of Asunción in the 2011-2014period.

Methodology:

Observational descriptive study on breeding siteregistered in the database of the National Malaria Eradication Service of the larval survey of Aedes aegypti in Asunción in the 20112014period.

Results:

There was a predominance of unusable breeding sites, representing between 58% and 72% of the total number of positive breeding, followed by the useful breeding site (26% and 40%), and finally the natural breeding sites (≤2%) . The useful, unusable and natural breeding places exhibit a homogeneity in the different years analyzed, represented by vases, drinker with water for the breeding site considered useful for people; used tires, disposable buckets and unserviceable solid waste for useless hatcheries and leaf armpits for natural breeding site.

Conclusion:

The information obtained will allow optimizing decisions and actions on Aedes aegypti vector control in relation to the targeting of breeding sites and their subsequent final disposal by the commune or responsible entities.

Keywords : Dengue; Aedes aegypti; Breeding site.

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