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A motorized vehicle-mounted sprayer as a new tool for Chagas disease vector control

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Title
A motorized vehicle-mounted sprayer as a new tool for Chagas disease vector control
Published in
Cadernos de Saúde Pública, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00099115
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Ana Laura Carbajal-de-la-Fuente, Patricia Lencina, Cynthia Spillmann, Ricardo Esteban Gürtler

Abstract

Residual insecticide spraying still is the main tool used to suppress house infestations with Chagas disease vectors. While manual compression sprayers (MCS) have traditionally been used in Latin America, Mendoza's vector control program from Argentina introduced the use of a modified motorized vehicle-mounted sprayer (VMS) with apparent advantages over MCS. We conducted a randomized intervention trial to evaluate the effectiveness and selected components of the performance of MCS and VMS. We assessed house infestation by Triatoma infestans in 76 previously-infested houses at 0, 1, 4 and 12 months postintervention. Infestations were reduced substantially, with no significant differences between treatments. End-point infestations were restricted to peridomiciles. Although VMS required less time to complete the house spraying than MCS, both treatments had similar performance and did not suppress infestations completely. The main relative advantages of VMS were a reduced physical effort, especially under harsh field conditions, and potential gains in spray coverage per unit of time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Argentina 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 18%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Other 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 10 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 10 36%