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Revista Costarricense de Salud Pública

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MARIN RODRIGUEZ, Rodrigo  and  DIAZ RIOS, Mariela. Breeding site Aedes Aegypti in the Región Pacífico Central Costa Rica. Rev. costarric. salud pública [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.2, pp.81-86. ISSN 1409-1429.

Introduction: Dengue is the main disease due to vectorial transmission in Costa Rica. Its control requires comprehensive knowledge of its vector, which uses a wide variety of artificial containers for breeding. Objectives: To identify and describe Aedes aegypti breeding sites in the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica. Materials and Methods: This survey was carried out by personnel of the vector control program working simultaneously, during the year 2011, in municipalities of the studied region. Results: We identified the presence of Ae. Aegypti in all municipalities in the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica. The most frequent breeding sites were cans or unusable deposits, buckets, tires, troughs for animals and tanks. Conclusions: Proliferation of Ae. Aegypti is directly related to man, his bad habits, and to the quality of health care models regarding protection and improvement of the human environment. These results show that the approach to control Ae. aegypti must be comprehensive.

Keywords : Aedes; Dengue; Sanitation; Entomology; Costa Rica.

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