Emergencies preparedness, response

Protecting the health and safety of workers in emergency vector control of Aedes mosquitoes

Interim guidance for vector control and health workers

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 11
Publication date: 10 March 2016
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/ZIKV/VC/16.3


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This document provides recommendations on essential measures to protect the health and safety of operators and other persons involved in emergency vector control of Aedes spp. mosquitoes, including space spraying of insecticides, larvicide application and, in some cases, indoor residual spraying. It is intended to be used by vector control managers and operators, public health workers, medical professionals, district health officers and ministries of health.

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