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Revista de salud publica del Paraguay

Print version ISSN 2224-6193On-line version ISSN 2307-3349


MONICA, Prado  and  EDGAR, Sanabria. Communication Strategies for controlling Aedes aegypti breading sites as a result of Dengue epidemic 2017-2018 in Asunción and Central, Paraguay. Rev. salud publica Parag. [online]. 2018, vol.8, n.2, pp.52-56. ISSN 2307-3349.


The Aedes aegypti breeding sites that affected the 2017-2018 Dengue outbreak, in Asunción and Central Department, Paraguay, are the same as those reported since 2011. However, the relationship between people and breeding sites has been modified in the course of those years.


Describing evidence of the population-breeding site relationship and the communication strategies for Aedes aegypti prevention and control.


A descriptive-analytical study considering data about breeding sites from January 2 to April 5, 2018, compiled by SENEPA, and the results of the qualitative technics used by PAHO International Mission in Paraguay from April 2 to 13, 2018, aiming technical support for the Dengue outbreak.


For a more effective control of Aedes aegypti breeding sites, attention should be given to communication strategies segmented by audience. On one hand, individuals in different degrees have already assimilated conducts, and on the other because each breeding sites affects a specific audience.


The information obtained with this descriptive-analytical study can be used as a baseline for actions and communication strategies that are segmented by audience. They could be implemented through the Integrated Management Strategy (EGI-Dengue/Vectors) of Paraguay.

Keywords : Communication; Aedes aegypti; breeding site; Paraguay.

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