House improvements and community participation in the control of Triatoma dimidiata re-infestation in Jutiapa, Guatemala.

  title={House improvements and community participation in the control of Triatoma dimidiata re-infestation in Jutiapa, Guatemala.},
  author={Carlota M Monroy and Dulce Mar{\'i}a Bustamante and Sandy S. Pineda and Antonieta Rodas and Xochitl Castro and Virgilio Ayala and Javier Qui{\~n}ones and B{\'a}rbara Moguel},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  volume={25 Suppl 1},
The deterioration or absence of plaster walls in houses and poor hygienic conditions are the most important risk factors for indoor Triatoma dimidiata infestation in Guatemala. A cross-disciplinary study was conducted addressing T. dimidiata infestation, household hygiene, and housing construction. The study focused on local materials and cultural aspects (including gender roles) that could lead to long-term improvements in wall construction. A new plaster mix for walls was developed on the… 

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