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Bull Pan Am Health Organ. 1991;25(3):237-47.

A program for prevention and control of epidemic dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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  • 1San Juan Laboratories, Centers for Disease Control, Puerto Rico.


The ongoing resurgence of Aedes aegypti in the Americas--abetted by poor mosquito control, urbanization, and increased air travel--has led to dengue hyperendemicity, more frequent dengue epidemics, and the emergence of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). This article describes a program developed to cope with this situation that emphasizes disease prevention rather than general mosquito control measures.

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