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Investigating the Use of Chemical Insecticides to Vectors Control in Selected Military Units
Farshid Soleimani, Mehdi Khoobdel, Mohammad Hossein Nikbakht, Alireza Najimi, Amir Adibzadeh *
Health Research Center, Lifestyle Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , adibzadeh_251@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: There are different species of arthropods and rodents in different parts of Iran that are important in terms of medicine and health. To make a proper decision for the control of vectors, it is necessary to have accurate and complete information about the current status of insects control methods for plan and provide appropriate solutions based on it. Therefore, this study aimed to survey the use of chemical insecticides to control vectors in selected categories of military units.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed in 2021 on health officials and staff of selected categories of military units. After the necessary coordination, permission to complete the questionnaire was issued for 30 units. Descriptive statistical methods were used to analyze the obtained data.
Results: Among the different controlling methods for insects and rodents, the chemical method has been the most used. DDT and chlordane insecticides were most used in the chlorine group. In this study, only 44.10% of the health managers of military units were aware of the principles of control of vectors and the application of insecticides. In total, 36.22% of them had the necessary skills for operational control of vectors, and 47.52% of them had acquaintance with principles of safety and observed safety issues for control of vectors. As well as, there was no comprehensive protocol for the preparation, distribution, and application of insecticides and safety principles.
Conclusion: In general, knowledge, skills, and observance of safety points among environmental health officials of selected military units have not been at the desired or acceptable level. Codification of the comprehensive protocol on the preparation, distribution, and application of insecticides, as well as, holding long and short-term training courses is recommended for military personnel to increase their knowledge and skills
Keywords: Insecticide, Chemical control of vectors, Military health.
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2021/11/27 | Accepted: 2022/06/27 | Published: 2022/06/9
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Soleimani F, Khoobdel M, Nikbakht M H, Najimi A, Adibzadeh A. Investigating the Use of Chemical Insecticides to Vectors Control in Selected Military Units. J Mil Med. 2022; 24 (3) :1140-1149
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