Human-vector contact


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Direct contact between humans and vectors, which may therefore potentially lead to transmission of infection (WHO et al. 1996).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Human-vector contact is determined by the distance between habitation and vector breeding sites, hygiene and personal protection measures, and provisions to divert humans and vectors from each other such as facilities for water supply and sanitation, mechanical barriers, zooprophylaxis, etc. (WHO 1996).


WHO, FAO, UNEP and UNCHS (1996)  Agricultural Development and Vector-borne Diseases: Training and Information Materials on Vector Biology and Control, Slide Set Series  

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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