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Breteau Index threshold levels indicating risk for dengue transmission in areas with low Aedes infestation.
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PMID:  20409286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We used Breteau Indices to - retrospectively - predict dengue transmission. The presence of one house block (on average about 50 houses) with a Breteau Index >or=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.
L Sanchez; J Cortinas; O Pelaez; H Gutierrez; D Concepci?n; P Van der Stuyft
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1365-3156     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop. Med. Int. Health     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-22     Completed Date:  2010-05-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610576     Medline TA:  Trop Med Int Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tropical Medicine Institute 'Pedro Kouri', Havana City, Cuba.
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MeSH Terms
Cuba / epidemiology
Dengue / epidemiology,  prevention & control,  transmission*
Disease Outbreaks
Epidemiologic Methods
Geographic Information Systems
Housing / statistics & numerical data
Insect Vectors*
Mosquito Control

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