Promoting health education and public awareness about dengue and its mosquito vector in Saudi Arabia.

Autor(es): Aziz Al Thabiani; Al-Shami Salman A; Mahyoub Jazem A; Hatabbi Mesed; Ahmad Abu Hassan; Md Rawi Che Salmah

Resumo: Currently, dengue fever is considered as the main health problem in several parts (Mekkah, Jeddah, Jazan and Najran) of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with dramatically increase in the number of cases reported every year. This is associated with obvious ineffectiveness in the recent control and management programs for the mosquito vector (Aedes aegypti). Here, we suggested promoting the health education and public awareness among Saudi people to improve the control of dengue mosquito vector. Several suggestions and recommendations were highlighted here to ensure effectiveness in the future control and management programs of dengue mosquito vector in KSA.

Palavras-Chave: Dengue; Health education; Public awareness; Aedes aegypti; KSA

Imprenta: Parasites & Vectors, v. 7:487, 2014

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1186/s13071-014-0487-5

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

Data de publicação: 2014