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Title: Breteau Index threshold levels indicating risk for dengue transmission in areas with low Aedes infestation
Authors: Sanchez, L.
CORTINAS ABRAHANTES, Jose
Pelaez, O.
Gutierrez, H.
Concepcion, D.
Van der Stuyft, P.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
Citation: TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 15 (2). p. 173-175
Abstract: We used Breteau Indices to - retrospectively - predict dengue transmission. The presence of one house block (on average about 50 houses) with a Breteau Index >= 4 in a neighbourhood (a block plus the surrounding blocks in a radius of 100 m) predicted transmission at the latter level with 81.8% sensitivity and 73.3% specificity during the first month of the Havana 2001 dengue outbreak. This result corroborates the external validity of this threshold, at least in situations with low infestations levels.
Notes: [Sanchez, L.; Pelaez, O.; Gutierrez, H.; Concepcion, D.] Trop Med Inst Pedro Kouri, Havana, Cuba. [Cortinas, J.] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Stat, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Van der Stuyft, P.] Inst Trop Med, Dept Publ Hlth, Epidemiol & Dis Control Unit, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. lsanchez@ipk.sld.cu
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10397
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02437.x
ISI #: 000273599400004
ISSN: 1360-2276
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
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