Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versión impresa ISSN 1413-8123
BRASSOLATTI, Rejane Cristina y ANDRADE, Carlos Fernando S.. Evaluation of an educative intervention to prevent dengue. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2002, vol.7, n.2, pp. 243-251. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232002000200005.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate an educative approach for dengue prevention in Campinas, SP, Brazil. The approach was based on a 20-hour course for fundamental school teachers, their subsequent work upon the students, and from the students to their relatives. In the course it was supplyied didactic matherial, matherial for mosquito identification and traps for surveillance. Three biological agents were supplied for demonstrations and use as control agents against traped mosquitoes. It was evaluated the reduction or elimination of dengue vector breeding sites for the school environment and for a sample of student dwelling, up to one year after the course. It was observed an expected increase of knowledgment but a less significative increase of school environments free from potential mosquito breeding sites.
Palabras llave : Dengue; Education; Aedes aegypti .