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Cost of intensive routine control and incremental cost of insecticide-treated curtain deployment in a setting with low Aedes aegypti infestation

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, August 2016
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Title
Cost of intensive routine control and incremental cost of insecticide-treated curtain deployment in a setting with low Aedes aegypti infestation
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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, August 2016
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0368-2015
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Alberto Baly, Maria Eugenia Toledo, Isora Lambert, Elizabeth Benítez, Karina Rodriguez, Esther Rodriguez, Veerle Vanlerberghe, Patrick Van der Stuyft

Abstract

Information regarding the cost of implementing insecticide-treated curtains (ITCs) is scarce. Therefore, we evaluated the ITC implementation cost, in addition to the costs of intensive conventional routine activities of the Aedes control program in the city of Guantanamo, Cuba. A cost-analysis study was conducted from the perspective of the Aedes control program, nested in an ITC effectiveness trial, during 2009-2010. Data for this study were obtained from bookkeeping records and activity registers of the Provincial Aedes Control Programme Unit and the account records of the ITC trial. The annual cost of the routine Aedes control program activities was US$16.80 per household (p.h). Among 3,015 households, 6,714 ITCs were distributed. The total average cost per ITC distributed was US$3.42, and 74.3% of this cost was attributed to the cost of purchasing the ITCs. The annualized costs p.h. of ITC implementation was US$3.80. The additional annualized cost for deploying ITCs represented 19% and 48.4% of the total cost of the routine Aedes control and adult-stage Aedes control programs, respectively. The trial did not lead to further reductions in the already relatively low Aedes infestation levels. At current curtain prices, ITC deployment can hardly be considered an efficient option in Guantanamo and other comparable environments.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 19%
Student > Master 6 14%
Other 4 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 12 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 12%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 5%
Other 10 24%
Unknown 13 31%
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#19,944,091
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#669
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