BMC Public Health

The Green Way to Aedes aegypti mosquito control: aspects and implications of the Camino Verde trial in Mexico and Nicaragua

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Acapulco, Mexico17-21 June 2013

Edited by Anne Cockcroft and Indu Girish.

Introduction

Randomised controlled trials and changing public health practice

One reason for doing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is that experiments can be convincing. Early epidemiological experimenters, such as Jenner and the smallpox vaccine and Snow and his famous Broad Street…

Authors: Anne Cockcroft

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):409

Published on: 30 May 2017

Commentary

Community-led trials: Intervention co-design in a cluster randomised controlled trial

In conventional randomised controlled trials (RCTs), researchers design the interventions. In the Camino Verde trial, each intervention community designed its own programmes to prevent dengue. Instead of fixed…

Authors: Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):397

Published on: 30 May 2017

Study protocol

Camino Verde (The Green Way): evidence-based community mobilisation for dengue control in Nicaragua and Mexico: feasibility study and study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Since the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus can breed in clean water, WHO-endorsed vector control strategies place sachets of organophosphate pesticide, temephos (Abate), in household water stor…

Authors: Neil Andersson, Jorge Arostegui, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Eva Harris and Robert J Ledogar

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):407

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

Research

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

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the vector for dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika viruses. Inadequate vector control has contributed to persistence and increase of these diseases. This review assesse…

Authors: Víctor Alvarado-Castro, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Arcadio Morales-Pérez, Lidia Alarcón-Morales, Norma Alejandra Balderas-Vargas and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):384

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Research

Dengue occurrence relations and serology: cross-sectional analysis of results from the Guerrero State, Mexico, baseline for a cluster-randomised controlled trial of community mobilisation for dengue prevention

The Mexican arm of the Camino Verde trial of community mobilisation for dengue prevention covered three coastal regions of Guerrero state: Acapulco, Costa Grande and Costa Chica. A baseline cross-sectional sur…

Authors: Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Arcadio Morales-Pérez, Alejandro Balanzar-Martínez, Ofelia Rodríguez-Ramírez, Abel Jiménez-Alejo, Miguel Flores-Moreno, David Gasga-Salinas, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Pedro Antonio Morales-Nava, María de Lourdes Soto-Ríos, Robert J Ledogar, Joséfina Coloma, Eva Harris and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):435

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

Research

Community cost-benefit discussions that launched the Camino Verde intervention in Nicaragua

Recent literature on community intervention research stresses system change as a condition for durable impact. This involves highly participatory social processes leading to behavioural change.

Authors: Carlos Hernandez-Alvarez, Jorge Arosteguí, Harold Suazo-Laguna, Rosa Maria Reyes, Josefina Coloma, Eva Harris, Neil Andersson and Robert J. Ledogar

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):396

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

Research

Aedes aegypti breeding ecology in Guerrero: cross-sectional study of mosquito breeding sites from the baseline for the Camino Verde trial in Mexico

Understanding the breeding patterns of Aedes aegypti in households and the factors associated with infestation are important for implementing vector control. The baseline survey of a cluster randomised controlled…

Authors: Arcadio Morales-Pérez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Alejandro Balanzar-Martínez, Antonio Juan Cortés-Guzmán, David Gasga-Salinas, Irma Esther Rodríguez-Ramos, Alba Meneses-Rentería, Sergio Paredes-Solís, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Felipe Gil Armendariz-Valle, Robert J. Ledogar, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):450

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Research

Pupal productivity in rainy and dry seasons: findings from the impact survey of a randomised controlled trial of dengue prevention in Guerrero, Mexico

The follow-up survey of a cluster-randomised controlled trial of evidence-based community mobilisation for dengue control in Nicaragua and Mexico included entomological information from the 2012 rainy and dry …

Authors: Abel Jiménez-Alejo, Arcadio Morales-Pérez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Miguel Flores-Moreno, Sinahí Apreza-Aguilar, Wilhelm Carranza-Alcaraz, Antonio Juan Cortés-Guzmán, Ildefonso Fernández-Salas, Robert J. Ledogar, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):428

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Research

Informed community mobilization for dengue prevention in households with and without a regular water supply: Secondary analysis from the Camino Verde trial in Nicaragua

Studies in different countries have identified irregular water supply as a risk factor for dengue virus transmission. In 2013, Camino Verde, a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Managua, Nicaragua, and Mexico…

Authors: Alvaro Cárcamo, Jorge Arosteguí, Josefina Coloma, Eva Harris, Robert J. Ledogar and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):395

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

Research

Beyond efficacy in water containers: Temephos and household entomological indices in six studies between 2005 and 2013 in Managua, Nicaragua

A cluster-randomized controlled trial of community mobilisation for dengue prevention in Mexico and Nicaragua reported, as a secondary finding, a higher risk of dengue virus infection in households where inspe…

Authors: Jorge Arosteguí, Josefina Coloma, Carlos Hernández-Alvarez, Harold Suazo-Laguna, Angel Balmaseda, Eva Harris, Neil Andersson and Robert J Ledogar

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):434

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Coverage and beliefs about temephos application for control of dengue vectors and impact of a community-based prevention intervention: secondary analysis from the Camino Verde trial in Mexico

Temephos in domestic water containers remains a mainstay of Latin American government programmes for control of Aedes aegypti and associated illnesses, including dengue. There is little published evidence about c…

Authors: José Legorreta-Soberanis, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Arcadio Morales-Pérez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Felipé René Serrano de los Santos, Belén Madeline Sánchez-Gervacio, Robert J. Ledogar, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):426

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Review

Mobilising communities for Aedes aegypti control: the SEPA approach

Camino Verde (the Green Way) is an evidence-based community mobilisation tool for prevention of dengue and other mosquito-borne viral diseases. Its effectiveness was demonstrated in a cluster-randomised contro…

Authors: Robert J. Ledogar, Jorge Arosteguí, Carlos Hernández-Alvarez, Arcadio Morales-Perez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Harold Suazo-Laguna, Alejandro Belli, Jorge Laucirica, Josefina Coloma, Eva Harris and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):403

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Review

The Camino Verde intervention in Nicaragua, 2004–2012

Camino Verde (the Green Way) is an evidence-based community mobilisation tool for prevention of dengue and other mosquito-borne viral diseases. Its effectiveness was demonstrated in a …

Authors: Jorge Arosteguí, Robert J. Ledogar, Josefina Coloma, Carlos Hernández-Alvarez, Harold Suazo-Laguna, Alvaro Cárcamo, Rosa María Reyes, Alejandro Belli, Neil Andersson and Eva Harris

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):406

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

Review

Which green way: description of the intervention for mobilising against Aedes aegypti under difficult security conditions in southern Mexico

Community mobilisation for prevention requires engagement with and buy in from those communities. In the Mexico state of Guerrero, unprecedented social violence related to the narcotics trade has eroded most c…

Authors: Arcadio Morales-Perez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Alejandro Balanzar-Martínez, Felipe René Serrano-de los Santos, Claudia Erika Ríos-Rivera, Jaime García-Leyva, Robert J. Ledogar, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):398

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Research

The women made it work: fuzzy transitive closure of the results chain in a dengue prevention trial in Mexico

A modified theory of planned behaviour (acronym CASCADA) proposes that Conscious knowledge precedes a change in Attitude, which in turn precedes positive deviations from negative Subjective norms, intention to Ch…

Authors: Neil Andersson, Mario Beauchamp, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Sergio Paredes-Solís and Mateja Šajna

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):408

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

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“Where we put little fish in the water there are no mosquitoes:” a cross-sectional study on biological control of the Aedes aegypti vector in 90 coastal-region communities of Guerrero, Mexico

In the Mexican state of Guerrero, some households place fish in water storage containers to prevent the development of mosquito larvae. Studies have shown that larvivorous fish reduce larva count in household …

Authors: Arcadio Morales-Pérez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Antonio Juan Cortés-Guzmán, Alejandro Balanzar-Martínez, Eva Harris, Josefina Coloma, Víctor M. Alvarado-Castro, Mónica Violeta Bonilla-Leon, Liliana Morales-Nava, Robert J. Ledogar, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):433

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

Research

Household costs for personal protection against mosquitoes: secondary outcomes from a randomised controlled trial of dengue prevention in Guerrero state, Mexico

Dengue is a serious public health issue that affects households in endemic areas in terms of health and also economically, imposing costs for prevention and treatment of cases. The Camino Verde cluster-randomi…

Authors: José Legorreta-Soberanis, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Arcadio Morales-Pérez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Felipe René Serrano-de los Santos, Belén Madeline Sánchez-Gervacio, Robert J. Ledogar, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):399

Published on: 30 May 2017

Research

Household costs of dengue illness: secondary outcomes from a randomised controlled trial of dengue prevention in Guerrero state, Mexico

Dengue is a serious public health problem with an important economic impact. This study used data from a cluster randomised controlled trial of community mobilisation for dengue prevention to estimate the hous…

Authors: José Legorreta-Soberanis, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Arcadio Morales-Pérez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Felipe René Serrano-de los Santos, Diana Lisseth Dimas-Garcia, Robert J Ledogar, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):411

Published on: 30 May 2017

 

Review

When communities are really in control: ethical issues surrounding community mobilisation for dengue prevention in Mexico and Nicaragua

We discuss two ethical issues raised by Camino Verde, a 2011–2012 cluster-randomised controlled trial in Mexico and Nicaragua, that reduced dengue risk though community mobilisation. The issues arise from the app…

Authors: Robert J. Ledogar, Carlos Hernández-Alvarez, Amy C. Morrison, Jorge Arosteguí, Arcadio Morales-Perez, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Dawn Caldwell, Josefina Coloma, Eva Harris and Neil Andersson

Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 1):410

Published on: 30 May 2017