The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Braz J Infect Dis 2017;21:457-63 - Vol. 21 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.03.020
Review article
Viruses vector control proposal: genus Aedes emphasis
Nelson Nogueira Reisa, Alcino Lázaro da Silvab, Elma Pereira Guedes Reisc, Flávia Chaves e Silvad, Igor Guedes Nogueira Reisb,,
a Cirurgia Vascular, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
b Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
c Centro de Especialidades Médicas, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
d Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Received 13 November 2016, Accepted 29 March 2017
Abstract

The dengue fever is a major public health problem in the world. In Brazil, in 2015, there were 1,534,932 cases, being 20,320 cases of severe form, and 811 deaths related to this disease. The distribution of Aedes aegypti, the vector, is extensive. Recently, Zika and Chikungunya viruses had arisen, sharing the same vector as dengue and became a huge public health issue. Without specific treatment, it is urgently required as an effective vector control. This article is focused on reviewing vector control strategies, their effectiveness, viability and economical impact. Among all, the Sterile Insect Technique is highlighted as the best option to be adopted in Brazil, once it is largely effectively used in the USA and Mexico for plagues related to agribusiness.

Keywords
Dengue, Vector control, Aedes, Arbovirus, Sterile insect technique
Braz J Infect Dis 2017;21:457-63 - Vol. 21 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.03.020