Re-infestation of houses by <i>Triatoma dimidiata</i> after intradomicile insecticide application in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

In most countries, Chagas disease transmission control remains based on domestic insecticide application. We thus evaluated the efficacy of infra-domicile cyfluthrin spraying for the control of <i>Triatoma dimidiata</i>, the only Chagas disease vector in the Yucatán peninsula, Mexico, an...

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Autores principales: Dumonteil, Eric, Ruiz Piña, Hugo, Rodríguez Félix, Eugenia, Barrera Pérez, Mario, Ramírez Sierra, María Jesús, Rabinovich, Jorge Eduardo, Menu, Frédéric
Formato: Articulo
Lenguaje:Inglés
Publicado: 2004
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Acceso en línea:http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/36933
http://www.scielo.br/pdf/mioc/v99n3/v99n3a02.pdf
Aporte de:SEDICI (UNLP) de Universidad Nacional de La Plata Ver origen
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Sumario:In most countries, Chagas disease transmission control remains based on domestic insecticide application. We thus evaluated the efficacy of infra-domicile cyfluthrin spraying for the control of <i>Triatoma dimidiata</i>, the only Chagas disease vector in the Yucatán peninsula, Mexico, and monitored potential re-infestation every 15 days for up to 9 months. We found that there was a re-infestation of houses by adult bugs starting 4 months after insecticide application, possibly from sylvatic/peridomicile areas. This points out the need to take into account the potential dispersal of sylvatic/peridomestic adult bugs into the domiciles as well as continuity action for an effective vector control.