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TERAZON MICLIN, Oneida  and  TERAZON MICLIN, María. Risk approach in dengue prevention. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.9, pp.1428-1437. ISSN 1029-3019.

Dengue is a disease transmitted by the mosquitos Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. It has a varied clinical pattern, in which fever is the fundamental sign, as well as severe forms of presentation; it is also associated with the presence of macrofactors and microfactors. When applying the risk approach in the communities where the vector reproduces, with its 6 components: risk factor (existence of uncovered and artificial deposits), risk marker (numbers of mosquitos focus over the permissible ones), indicator of risk (appearance of feverish cases in these areas), risk sign (ocurrence of bony pains in the feverish population), risk group (the population living in iterative blocks with focus) and protection factor (focus family detection), intersector strategies could be devised, which would avoid the emergence of this disease. To such effects a literature review was carried out, so as to complete the available information in the national databases in this respect.

Keywords : dengue; vector; Aedes aegypti; Aedes albospictus; risk approach; prevention.

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