Affordable Access

[The risk of dengue transmission: a space for stratification].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Salud pública de México
Publication Date
Volume
37 Suppl
Identifiers
PMID: 8599152
Source
Medline

Abstract

The emergence of dengue fever as a public health problem in the Americas is increasing. Its rapid spread in the region and the geographical dissemination of dengue infection has not been followed by a corresponding input of financial, human and technical resources necessary to control dengue fever epidemics. This situation compelled to the analysis of dengue transmission in Mexico with the objective of designing a strategy of dengue fever surveillance based on the stratification of transmission risks taking into account geographical variables like climate, rain precipitation, mean annual temperature and altitude, as well as socio-demographical variables like population density and socio-economic level. This strategy will permit the efficient use of the scant resources available for control, although the impact of dengue transmission is yet to be evaluated.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments
F