Mosquito-borne diseases in Europe: Containment strategy depends on when the alarm sets off

ScienceDaily | 6/22/2018 | Staff
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New research based on the Italian experience with outbreaks of Chikungunya, a disease borne by the tiger mosquito, in 2007 and 2017, shows that different vector control strategies are needed, depending on the time when the first cases are notified, thus providing useful indications supporting urgent decision-making of public health authorities in response to emerging mosquito-borne epidemics.

"In particular," says Alessia Melegaro of Bocconi's Dondena Center, co-author of the study, "results suggest that, if Chikungunya cases are notified in late spring or during summer, the combination of larvicides, adulticides and breeding sites removal represents the optimal response strategy. On the...
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