Occurrence, productivity and spatial distribution of key-premises in two dengue-endemic areas of Rio de Janeiro and their role in adult Aedes aegypti spatial infestation pattern.

Autor(es): Maciel-de-Freitas Rafael; Peres Roberto C; Souza-Santos Reinaldo; Lourenço-de-Oliveira Ricardo

Resumo: To evaluate: (1) the occurrence, maintenance, productivity, spatial distribution and premise condition index score of Aedes aegypti-infested houses and key-premises in a suburban district (Tubiacanga) and a slum (Favela do Amorim) of Rio de Janeiro and (2) the role of these factors in adult Ae. aegypti female spatial distribution. A total of 2456 premises were inspected for immature and 1100 for adult collection. Key-premises corresponded to 16.08% and 17.86% of infested houses in Tubiacanga, and 13.5% and 11.1% in Favela do Amorim, during the dry and wet seasons, respectively. Key-premises held significantly more immature Ae. aegypti, pupae and larvae than infested houses in Favela do Amorim and Tubiacanga during the dry and wet seasons. In Favela do Amorim, key-premises had a significantly higher PCI score than infested but non-key houses. The spatial distribution of key-premises and adult Ae. aegypti females was often congruent, indicating that key-premises influence the infestation pattern observed in the study areas.

Palavras-Chave: Dengue control; Surveillance; Spatial distribution; Container productivity; PCI Diptera; Contrôle de la dengue; Surveillance répartition spatiale; Conteneurs de reproduction; PCI Diphtérie

Imprenta: Tropical Medicine & International Health, v. 13, n. 12, p. 1488-1494, 2008

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02162.x.

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Viral infections ; Aedes aegypti - Dengue ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2008