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Venezuela launches new campaign against dengue fever

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:512
  1. Owain Johnson
  1. Caracas

    Venezuelan health officials organised a major one day campaign against dengue on 31 August. “D Day: taking away the mosquito’s water” brought communities together to identify and destroy sites that could potentially harbour the larvae of the mosquito that spreads dengue virus.

    Aedes aegypti generally breeds in containers filled with water, such as tanks, discarded cans, and bottles and old tyres. Venezuela’s director of environmental and sanitary health, Dr Francisco Armada, said the D Day publicity was a way of “freshening up” the ministry’s campaign against dengue, as …

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