WHO global health days

A global brief on vector-borne diseases


Publication details

Number of pages: 56
Publication date: March 2014
Languages: English
WHO reference number: DCO/WHD/2014.1



This comprehensive brief explains why vector-borne diseases merit global attention. It provides detail on the vectors and the diseases they cause. It outlines the various methods of prevention and control of such diseases and the challenges that the public health community faces in tackling them. It concludes with WHO’s recommendations on what governments, local authorities, community groups, the private sector and individuals can do to prevent disease.

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