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dc.contributor.authorOlano, Victor Alberto
dc.contributor.authorMatiz, María Inés
dc.contributor.authorLenhart, Audrey
dc.contributor.authorCabezas, Laura
dc.contributor.authorVargas, Sandra Lucía
dc.contributor.authorJaramillo, Juan Felipe
dc.contributor.authorSarmiento, Diana
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Neil
dc.contributor.authorStenström, Thor-Axel
dc.contributor.authorOvergaard, Hans J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-07T09:36:10Z
dc.date.available2016-09-07T09:36:10Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationOlano, V. A. et al. 2015. Schools as potential risk sites for Vector-Borne disease transmission: mosquito vectors in rural schools in two municipalities in Colombia. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 31(3): 212-222.en_US
dc.identifier.issn8756-971X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/1617
dc.description.abstractDengue and other vector-borne diseases are of great public health importance in Colombia. Vector surveillance and control activities are often focused at the household level. Little is known about the importance of nonhousehold sites, including schools, in maintaining vector-borne disease transmission. The objectives of this paper were to determine the mosquito species composition in rural schools in 2 municipalities in Colombia and to assess the potential risk of vector-borne disease transmission in school settings. Entomological surveys were carried out in rural schools during the dry and rainy seasons of 2011. A total of 12 mosquito species were found: Aedes aegypti, Anopheles pseudopunctipennis, Culex coronator, Cx. quinquefasciatus, and Limatus durhamii in both immature and adult forms; Ae. fluviatilis, Cx. nigripalpus, Cx. corniger, and Psorophora ferox in immature forms only; and Ae. angustivittatus, Haemagogus equinus, and Trichoprosopon lampropus in adult forms only. The most common mosquito species was Cx. quinquefasciatus. Classrooms contained the greatest abundance of adult female Ae. aegypti and Cx. quinquefasciatus. The most common Ae. aegypti breeding sites were containers classified as “others” (e.g., cans), followed by containers used for water storage. A high level of Ae. aegypti infestation was found during the wet season. Our results suggest that rural schools are potentially important foci for the transmission of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases. We propose that public health programs should be implemented in rural schools to prevent vector-borne diseases.en_US
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dc.publisherThe American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association-
dc.subjectAedesen_US
dc.subjectDengueen_US
dc.subjectMosquitoesen_US
dc.subjectMalariaen_US
dc.subjectPrimary schoolsen_US
dc.titleSchools as potential risk sites for Vector-Borne disease transmission: mosquito vectors in rural schools in two municipalities in Colombiaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.2987/moco-31-03-212-222.1en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnumDUT-005148en_US
dc.description.availabilityCopyright: 2015. The American Mosquito Control Association. Due to copyright restrictions, only the abstract is available. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. The definitive version of the work is published in Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association . Vol. 31, No 3. pp 212-222.en_US
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