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Why Did Zika Not Explode in Cuba? The Role of Active Community Participation to Sustain Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

Citation

Castro, Marta; Perez, Dennis; Guzman, Maria G.; & Barrington, Clare (2017). Why Did Zika Not Explode in Cuba? The Role of Active Community Participation to Sustain Control of Vector-Borne Diseases. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97(2), 311-312.

Abstract

As the global public health community develops strategies for sustainable Zika prevention and control, assessment of the Cuban response to Zika provides critical lessons learned. Cuba's early and successful response to Zika, grounded in the country's long-standing dengue prevention and control program, serves as a model of rapid mobilization of intersectoral efforts. Sustaining this response requires applying the evidence generated within the Cuban dengue program that active community participation improves outcomes and is sustainable and cost-effective. There is also a need for implementation science efforts to assess the transferability of lessons learned from Zika prevention and control to other pathogens and from one context to another in addition to how to take these efforts to scale.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0906

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2017

Journal Title

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Author(s)

Castro, Marta
Perez, Dennis
Guzman, Maria G.
Barrington, Clare