Integrated Aedes management for the control of Aedes-borne diseases

6 December 2018
Roiz D, Wilson AL, Thomas SW, Scott TW, Fonseca DM, Jourdain F, Mu ¨ller P, Velayudhan R, Corbel V

Author summary

Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus are mosquito species that thrive in towns and cities and can transmit viruses to humans that cause diseases, such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever. The geographic range of human infection with these viruses is rapidly expanding globally. Even when preventative or therapeutic treatments are available to fight these diseases, controlling the mosquito vector will remain an important control option. We therefore developed a framework called Integrated Aedes Management (IAM) that offers decision-making guidance based on available evidence of effective control ofAedesat different levels of infestation and virus transmission risk. Our work aims to strengthen the capacity of countries at risk of and/or affected by these diseases and vectors so they will be better prepared for existing and emergingAedes-borne disease threats.