The container breeding mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is recognized as the major global vector of dengue viruses, causing approximately 50 million infections annually.  We previously reported a new community-based mosquito control strategy which resulted in the elimination of Ae. aegypti in 40 of 46 communes in three northern and three central provinces of Vietnam, with only small numbers of larvae detected in the others.


This is a cross-sectional study carried out in seven villages in Chililab area between 2008 and 2010. The interviews were conducted with 896 family members of the deceased people with the following objectives: 1) To determine the specific causes of death by gender and age group in Chililab in the period of 2008 – 2010; 2) To determine the consistency in the specific causes of death between DSS data and VA results. The researchers used the verbal autopsy (VA) method to determine the causes of death in Chililab – Vietnam.