Accession Number : ADA539578


Title :   Evaluation of Aedes Aegypti Presence and Abundance in Septic Tanks and Their Impacts on Dengue Transmission


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD F EDWARD HEBERT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE


Personal Author(s) : Burke, Ronald L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a539578.pdf


Report Date : 10 Mar 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 151


Abstract : Aedes aegypti is the mosquito vector for dengue fever and has historically been considered to prefer 'clean' water for development. A 2006 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demonstrated large numbers of adult Ae. aegypti mosquitoes emerging from septic tanks in Puerto Rico. The purposes of this study were (1) to definitively document larval presence in septic tanks and evaluate the water properties and environmental factors related to that presence, (2) examine the use of 2,2- dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate impregnated strips for control of mosquito productivity in septic tanks, and (3) use Geographic Information Systems to examine the association between the presence of septic tanks and other environmental factors and the incidence of dengue in Puerto Rico.


Descriptors :   *AEDES , *SEPTIC TANKS , THESES , DENGUE , PUERTO RICO , WATER , IMPACT , TRANSMITTANCE


Subject Categories : Biology
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE