A critical assessment of vector control for Dengue prevention

Achee, Nicole L., Gould, Fred, Perkins, T. Alex, Reiner, Robert C., Morrison, Amy C., Ritchie, Scott A., Gubler, Duane J., Teyssou, Remy, and Scott, Thomas W. (2015) A critical assessment of vector control for Dengue prevention. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (5). e0003655. pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

Recently, the Vaccines to Vaccinate (v2V) initiative was reconfigured into the Partnership for Dengue Control (PDC), a multi-sponsored and independent initiative. This redirection is consistent with the growing consensus among the dengue-prevention community that no single intervention will be sufficient to control dengue disease. The PDC's expectation is that when an effective dengue virus (DENV) vaccine is commercially available, the public health community will continue to rely on vector control because the two strategies complement and enhance one another. Although the concept of integrated intervention for dengue prevention is gaining increasingly broader acceptance, to date, no consensus has been reached regarding the details of how and what combination of approaches can be most effectively implemented to manage disease. To fill that gap, the PDC proposed a three step process: (1) a critical assessment of current vector control tools and those under development, (2) outlining a research agenda for determining, in a definitive way, what existing tools work best, and (3) determining how to combine the best vector control options, which have systematically been defined in this process, with DENV vaccines. To address the first step, the PDC convened a meeting of international experts during November 2013 in Washington, DC, to critically assess existing vector control interventions and tools under development. This report summarizes those deliberations.

Item ID: 42679
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1935-2735
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Funders: Partnership for Dengue Control, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Department of Homeland Security, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health., National Institute of Health (NIH), USA
Projects and Grants: BMGF award OPP1081737, NIH grant R01AI090980-01A1
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 01:18
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
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