Where and how the dengue vector control program should focus its attention? - A study from Metropolitan City of Maharashtra
Author(s): Sujata Pol, Shekhar Rajderkar and Seema Bansode-Gokhe
Maharashtra faced a tremendous increase of dengue incidence in last 4-5 years.In India, there is an absence of specific drug and effective vaccine for dengue, so ‘Vector Control’ remains a greatly operable solution for its control. The epidemiological studies based on vector indices may play a great role in achieving reduction of transmission. The mixed study design was carried out in Mumbai city. Content analysis of transcripts of ‘Key Informants Interview (KII)’ and ‘Focus Group Discussion (FGD)’ was done manually. Percentages, range and mean values for data on Dengue incidence were calculated. On analysis, both the ‘Breteau index’ and ‘Container index’ were found high in the year 2016 (0.31, 0.34) as compared to last two years (0.18, 0.16 and 0.18, 0.20).There was an initiation of new cadre like ‘Mosquito Breeding Detector’ for control of larvae in the community. However, the response rate to the appeals was still low.
Informants views on ‘Reasons for Poor control of Mosquito in City.
How to cite this article:
Sujata Pol, Shekhar Rajderkar, Seema Bansode-Gokhe. Where and how the dengue vector control program should focus its attention? - A study from Metropolitan City of Maharashtra. Int J Mosq Res 2017;4(4):107-111.