Dengue Bulletin


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  • Dengue Bulletin 01/2012; 36:105-115.
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    ABSTRACT: Dengue is one of the mosquito-borne diseases spread by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Dengue fever has been reported regularly in Tamil Nadu, especially in Chennai. In the year 2001, 737 cases were reported from Chennai out of a total of 816 cases for the whole state. In the absence of a vaccine for dengue, control of vector population is the best option. This could be effective only if there is community participation. In order to assess the knowledge of housewives in periurban areas of south Chennai, a knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) survey was carried out in 2009. The study showed that 77.9% of the study population was unaware of dengue and were not aware of the behaviour of its vector like breeding sites, biting time, etc. To prevent mosquito bites, 45.6% of the respondents used coils, but none of the interviewees adopted any preventive measures against this day-biting mosquito. This survey revealed that the knowledge regarding dengue was too poor among the people.
    Dengue Bulletin 01/2011; 35:201 - 205.