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Letters Dengue

Vector control is important

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 09 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5332
  1. Fook Chang Lam, specialist registrar1
  1. 1Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow G12 0YN
  1. fook_chang{at}

    Teixeira and Barreto say that reducing the vector population has “low or no effectiveness in reducing levels of dengue transmission.”1 This implies that vector control measures, aimed at keeping the mosquito population low, are ineffective in reducing the incidence of dengue infections.

    Indeed, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main …

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