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dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Marilia Sá
dc.contributor.authorHonorio, Nildimar Alves
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Leandro Martin Totaro
dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Luiz Carlos de Sá
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-05T10:25:37Z
dc.date.available2018-11-05T10:25:37Z
dc.date.issued2017-07
dc.identifier.issn1935-2727
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/284594
dc.description.abstractThe available strategy for controlling the diseases transmitted by Aedes ægypti (dengue fever, Zika, and chikungunya) relies on continued community participation. Despite slogans emphasizing how easy it should be, no country has achieved it since the seventies. To better investigate potentially sustainable interventions, we developed a systemic model based on a multidisciplinary approach, integrating as deeply as possible specialized knowledge and field experience. The resulting model is composed of 4 external and 8 internal subsystems and 31 relationships, consistent with the literature and checked over multiple iterations with specialists of the many areas. We analyzed the model and the main feedback loops responsible for the system's stability, searching for possible interventions that could shift the existing balance. We suggest the introduction of 1 more player, the local primary health care structure, with the potential to change the undesired equilibrium. The health agents in the areas are the first to detect disease cases, and they could stimulate individuals to inform about potential mosquitoes' breeding sites and bring timely information to the vector-control program. Triggering such an action could introduce changes in people's attitude through a positive feedback loop in the desired direction.
dc.format.mediumElectronic-eCollection
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAnimals
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectAedes
dc.subjectCities
dc.subjectMosquito Control
dc.subjectCommunity Participation
dc.subjectMosquito Vectors
dc.titleAedes ægypti control in urban areas: A systemic approach to a complex dynamic.
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier7
prism.publicationDate2017
prism.publicationNamePLoS Negl Trop Dis
prism.startingPagee0005632
prism.volume11
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.31968
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-04-12
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1371/journal.pntd.0005632
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-07-27
dc.contributor.orcidCarvalho, Marilia Sá [0000-0002-9566-0284]
dc.identifier.eissn1935-2735
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-07-27


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