2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86822012000200007
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Variation in Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) (Diptera, Culicidae) infestation in artificial containers in Caxias, state of Maranhão, Brazil

Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Dengue is a serious public health problem worldwide, with cases reported annually in tropical and subtropical regions. Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762), the main vector of dengue, is a domiciliary species with high dispersal and survival capacities and can use various artificial containers as breeding sites. We assessed potential container breeding sites of A. aegypti in the municipality of Caxias, Maranhão, Brazil. METHODS: In the initial phase, we analyzed 900 properties in 3 neighborhoods during… Show more

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“…aegypti occurs even in the months of low rainfall, due to the residents' habit to store water for domestic activities in large deposits, such as tanks and barrels, providing continuous availability of breeding sites. This vector's behavior has been reported in other studies performed in the municipalities of the interior of Maranhão [31][32][33]35,36].…”
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confidence: 79%
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“…aegypti occurs even in the months of low rainfall, due to the residents' habit to store water for domestic activities in large deposits, such as tanks and barrels, providing continuous availability of breeding sites. This vector's behavior has been reported in other studies performed in the municipalities of the interior of Maranhão [31][32][33]35,36].…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 79%
“…The state of Maranhão, located in Northeast Brazil, is considered one of the poorest areas of the country [29] and presents, in most municipalities, high Ae. aegypti infestation levels [30], which corroborates with several studies conducted in the region [31][32][33][34][35]. This scenario highlights the role of monitoring viral circulation in periods that precede the outbreaks, especially by entomovirological surveillance investigations.…”
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confidence: 86%
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“…In a research carried out at the county of Caxias, State of Maranhão, Brazil, the findings of Soares-da-Silva et al [10] indicated that containers used for water storage were those with the largest number of Ae. aegypti immatures.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…aegypti adaptive complexity, many different measures must be adopted to get rid of containers that accumulate water and serve as breeding sites for their immature stages, avoiding mosquito reproduction and dispersion. Amongst them are included those actions related to virological and entomological surveillance, health education, and community participation [5][6][7][8][9][10].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%