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EPELBOIN, Yanouk et al. Successes and failures of sixty years of vector control in French Guiana: what is the next step?. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2018, vol.113, n.5, e170398.  Epub Mar 12, 2018. ISSN 0074-0276.

Since the 1940s, French Guiana has implemented vector control to contain or eliminate malaria, yellow fever, and, recently, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. Over time, strategies have evolved depending on the location, efficacy of the methods, development of insecticide resistance, and advances in vector control techniques. This review summarises the history of vector control in French Guiana by reporting the records found in the private archives of the Institute Pasteur in French Guiana and those accessible in libraries worldwide. This publication highlights successes and failures in vector control and identifies the constraints and expectations for vector control in this French overseas territory in the Americas.

Keywords : French Guiana; vector control; insecticide resistance; Anopheles darlingi; Aedes aegypti.

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