Dengue Vector Breeding Sites Inspection and Ovitrap Monitoring in and around the Gymnasiums and Stadiums of World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Jen-Hsin Wang, Chu-Tzu Chen, Jyh-Wen Wu, Tzu-Mei Huang, Ding-Ping Liu

2010 Vol.26 NO.8

Correspondence Author: Jen-Hsin Wang



The World Games 2009 was held in Kaohsiung during July 16-26, 2009. Knowing many participating athletes, team members, spectators and visitors from all over the world would come to Kaohsiung City and County, Taiwan CDC established a Dengue Task Force three months prior to the World Games to prevent dengue outbreak. The task force studied dengue vector density and vector breeding sites in 27 competition venues (including four practicing fields) and their surroundings. In addition, the ovitrap monitoring program was conducted in June and July 2009 to intensify the surveillance of dengue vector density, by placing ovitraps in the 22 competition venues of the World Games.
The program of mosquito breeding site inspection and ovitrap monitoring initiated by Taiwan CDC, with the full cooperation and mobilization of Kaohsiung City and County governments, have victoriously eliminated the density of dengue mosquito throughout the gymnasiums and stadiums of 2009 World Games and also have delayed the occurrence of the first indigenous dengue cases in summer season, successfully completing the missions for this period.