Community-centred approach for the control of Aedes spp. in a peri-urban zone in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands using temephos

Chikungunya fever struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in July 2006. The authors did a prospective observational feasibility study in one peri-urban locality (Brookshabad) to assess the Aedes spp. infestation and subsequently test the efficacy of a community-based approach to control Aedes aegypti.