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ZARA, Ana Laura de Sene Amâncio et al. Aedes aegypti control strategies: a review. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.391-404. ISSN 1679-4974.


to describe the main strategies to control Aedes aegypti, with emphasis on promising technological innovations for use in Brazil.


this study is a non-systematic review of the literature.


several technologies have been developed as alternatives in the control of Ae. aegypti, using different mechanisms of action, such as selective monitoring of the infestation, social interventions, dispersing insecticides, new biological control agents and molecular techniques for population control of mosquitoes, also considering the combination between them. Evolving technologies require evaluation of the effectiveness, feasibility and costs of implementation strategies as complementary to the actions already recommended by the National Program for Dengue Control.


the integration of different compatible and effective vector control strategies, considering the available technologies and regional characteristics, appears to be a viable method to try to reduce the infestation of mosquitoes and the incidence of arbovirus transmitted by them.

Keywords : Aedes; Insect Vectors; Vector Control; Mosquito Control; Review Literature as Topic..

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