Assessing the effects of interventions for Aedes aegypti control: systematic review and meta-analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials

Added November 14, 2017

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Community mobilisation programmes are an effective intervention to reduce Aedes aegypti entomological indices.

Aedes aegypti mosquito is the vector for dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika viruses. This aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence of effectiveness of different control, using standard entomological indices. Eighteen cluster randomised controlled trials were included from 2002 to 2015. Community mobilisation (9 studies) was consistently effective, a single study of biological control also demonstrated effectiveness whilst chemical control (8 studies) did not have a significant impact on indices. Eight studies had a low risk of bias overall, the rest were judged to have unclear risk.