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

Authors
  • Gómez-Dantés, H
  • Ramos-Bonifaz, B
  • Tapia-Conyer, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Salud Pública de México
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
37 Suppl
Identifiers
PMID: 8599152
Source
Medline
License
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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.

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