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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 728-735
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.081


Entomological Surveillance of Vectors of Yellow Fever, Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika Virus at Kannur International Airport, Kerala, India
K. Regu, R. Rajendran*, Anila Rajendran, S. B. Anusree, W. Tamizharasu and Rajesh Poduval
National Centre for Disease Control, Calicut-673 003, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Aedes-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, Zika virus, etc. are growing global concern due to geographic expansion of vectors and pathogens. The International Health Regulations (IHR) envisage that every international ports/airports and its adjacent areas within a perimeter of 400 meters should be kept free from Aedes mosquitoes. Kannur International Airport was opened on September 2018. Some minor construction work is in progress. In order to assess the existing situation on the prevalence and distribution of Aedes (Stegomyia) mosquitoes and control measures taken thereof, a vector survey was carried out in and around Kannur International Airport in the month of May 2019 (Pre monsoon) by National Centre for Disease Control, Calicut, Kerala branch. This is the first Entomological surveillance inside the airport since its inception. In order to find out the fluctuation of Aedes larval indices, the survey was done in November 2019 (Post monsoon) in and around the airport area. The premise index (PI)was found to be above the critical level inside the airport in both the seasons. During post monsoon, the Breteau index (BI) was found above the critical level inside the airport. However, all the Aedes larval indices were found below the critical level in the residential areas around the airport in both the seasons.


Keywords: Aedes-borne diseases; Entomological surveillance; Vector control
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Regu, K., R. Rajendran, Anila Rajendran, S. B. Anusree, W. Tamizharasu and Rajesh Poduval. 2021. Entomological Surveillance of Vectors of Yellow Fever, Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika Virus at Kannur International Airport, Kerala, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 728-735. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.081