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Breteau index threshold levels indicating risk for dengue transmission in areas with low Aedes infestation

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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.
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larval indices, HEMORRHAGIC-FEVER, dengue, transmission risk, Cuba, surveillance, Aedes aegypti control

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Sanchez, L, J Cortinas, O Pelaez, H Gutierrez, D Concepcion, and Patrick Van Der Stuyft. 2010. “Breteau Index Threshold Levels Indicating Risk for Dengue Transmission in Areas with Low Aedes Infestation.” Tropical Medicine & International Health 15 (2): 173–175.
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Sanchez, L., Cortinas, J., Pelaez, O., Gutierrez, H., Concepcion, D., & Van Der Stuyft, P. (2010). Breteau index threshold levels indicating risk for dengue transmission in areas with low Aedes infestation. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 15(2), 173–175.
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Sanchez L, Cortinas J, Pelaez O, Gutierrez H, Concepcion D, Van Der Stuyft P. Breteau index threshold levels indicating risk for dengue transmission in areas with low Aedes infestation. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH. 2010;15(2):173–5.
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Sanchez, L, J Cortinas, O Pelaez, et al. “Breteau Index Threshold Levels Indicating Risk for Dengue Transmission in Areas with Low Aedes Infestation.” TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH 15.2 (2010): 173–175. Print.
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  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 {\textrangle}= 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.},
  author       = {Sanchez, L and Cortinas, J and Pelaez, O and Gutierrez, H and Concepcion, D and Van Der Stuyft, Patrick},
  issn         = {1360-2276},
  journal      = {TROPICAL MEDICINE \& INTERNATIONAL HEALTH},
  keyword      = {larval indices,HEMORRHAGIC-FEVER,dengue,transmission risk,Cuba,surveillance,Aedes aegypti control},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {173--175},
  title        = {Breteau index threshold levels indicating risk for dengue transmission in areas with low Aedes infestation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02437.x},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2010},
}

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