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Dengue is the world’s fastest growing vector-borne disease. To tackle it, we urgently need to increase funding for vaccine development, improve real-time case surveillance systems, strengthen vector control tools, amplify community engagement and enhance global collaboration.
This qualitative study aims to better understand the community acceptance and perceptions of biological controls that would overcome insecticide resistance, for consideration in dengue control strategies for the future.
To prevent and limit dengue transmission, we trialled a socio-ecological vector control strategy using guppy fish distribution for larval source control, and the introduction of low-cost mosquito traps, combined with social interventions.
In this study, climatic changes and rapid unplanned urbanization were strong predictors of an ecological imbalance that led to increased dengue cases in 2016, and the emergence of chikungunya virus in Bangladesh in 2017.