Balancing the risks: Vector control and pesticide use in response to emerging illness

@article{Thier2001BalancingTR,
  title={Balancing the risks: Vector control and pesticide use in response to emerging illness},
  author={Ms. Audrey Thier},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2001},
  volume={78},
  pages={372-381}
}
The competing public health concerns of vector-borne disease and vector control strategies, particularly pesticide use, are inherently subjective and difficult to balance. Disease response decisions must frequently be made in the absence of data or clear criteria. The factors to be weighed include the vector control measures versus those posed by the disease itself; short-term versus long-term disease management goals, specifically with regard to the issue of pesticide resistance; the need to… CONTINUE READING

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