Camino Verde: Dengue prevention in Mexico and Nicaragua


Camino Verde (the Green Way): Cluster randomized controlled trial of dengue prevention in Mexico and Nicaragua

Camino Verde was a trial to test the success of community mobilization for sustainable dengue prevention in Nicaragua and Mexico.

Traditional policies and programs, based on the use of larvicides and pesticides, have not managed to control the spread of the dengue virus and its vector, the Aedes mosquito.

In 2011-2012, the Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales (CIET) and the University of California, Berkeley, along with local partners in both countries, conducted a study in Nicaragua and Mexico with the aim of assessing the efficiency of community mobilization for sustainable control of the Aedes mosquito. We call this initiative a Camino Verde —a Green Way— to dengue prevention.

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Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales (CIET) de la Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero

University of California, Berkeley

Country: Mexico

Dates: 2008 – 2015