• 1 Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health Malaysia, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • 2 Environmental Health Institute (WHO Collaboration Center for Reference and Research of Arbovirus and their Associated Vectors), National Environment Agency, Singapore, Singapore
  • 3 Sector for Evidence-Based Healthcare, National Institutes of Health Malaysia, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Int J Environ Health Res, 2023 Nov;33(11):1148-1167.
PMID: 35642722 DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2022.2076815


Among several vector control methods commonly used, environmental management is one of the control measures to mitigate dengue in such vulnerable communities. Since there is no curative treatment for dengue yet, targeted environmental and ecosystem management is increasingly relevant. Hence, this review was conducted to identify the effectiveness of environmental management intervention strategy to reduce dengue cases. We searched PUBMED, CENTRAL, SCOPUS, Web of Science, CIJE, WHO ICTRP, and up to January 2021. A total of 521 articles were screened. Only 16 studies were included in this review. There were 6 studies that applied all three types of environmental management interventions (manipulation, modification and behavior), 8 studies applied two types of interventions (manipulation and behavior) and 2 studies applied one type of intervention (manipulation or behavior). All included studies reported reduction of Aedes entomological indices. The studies showed reduction in dengue cases and density of Aedes population through environmental interventions. It is recommended for the health authority to incorporate environmental management intervention in dengue control activities and enhanced the community involvement to ensure sustainability with high impact on dengue reduction.

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