Talk:Vector control

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Should mention sanitation/toilets[edit]

The article should mention that sanitation and with it the control of flies (preventing access to fresh feces for flies) is also another form of vector control - as flies carry diseases from feces to food (see fecal-oral transmission.EvMsmile (talk) 03:47, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

New sentences about integration[edit]

User:Paul2520 you added this new part: "Vector control can be integrated, as many methods are effective against multiple diseases.[1] The World Health Organization recommends Integrated Vector Management (IVM) as the process for developing and implementing strategies for vector control.[2]". Sounds interesting, however, it is not sufficiently clear to a lay person what's meant here. Can you please either expand or simplify, e.g. what does this really mean "vector control can be integrated"? EvMsmile (talk) 07:21, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

@EvMsmile: Sure. I understand perhaps it could be better phrased. As the Golding paper explains, vector control is used for different diseases. However, efforts in "malaria vector control" are also effective against yellow fever, even though they specifically measure impact on malaria control. The paper explains how groups implementing strategies against different diseases can integrate, as vector control impacts more than one disease. Does that make more sense? - Paul2520 (talk) 08:01, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
It's clearer now, thanks; could you now "translate" this into Wikipedia type language in the article to make it clearer as the term "integrate" can mean all sorts of things and is therefore on its own not clear. EvMsmile (talk)
@EvMsmile: How does it look? - Paul2520 (talk) 12:56, 7 December 2015 (UTC)


  1. ^ Golding, Nick; Wilson, Anne L.; Moyes, Catherine L.; Cano, Jorge; Pigott, David M.; Velayudhan, Raman; Brooker, Simon J.; Smith, David L.; Hay, Simon I.; Lindsay, Steve W. (October 2015). "Integrating vector control across diseases". BMC Medicine. 13 (1). doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0491-4. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Handbook for Integrated Vector Management" (PDF). World Health Organization. Retrieved 3 December 2015.