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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer on (404) 498-1210.

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D24, Atlanta, GA 30333. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project: A Community-based Intervention Model to Promote Neighborhood Participation in the Reduction of Aedes aegypti Larval Indices in Puerto Rico—New—National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease of the tropics. The symptoms of dengue disease include fever, headache, rash, retro-orbital pain, myalgias, arthralgias, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, and hemorrhagic manifestations.

Since there is no vaccine available to prevent dengue, prevention efforts are directed to control the vector mosquito. The limited efficacy of insecticides in preventing disease transmission has prompted the search for new approaches involving community participation.Start Printed Page 70602

Research in Puerto Rico, where dengue is endemic and intermittently epidemic, has shown that levels of awareness about dengue are very high in the population and that the next step should be the translation of this knowledge into practice (behavior change). To achieve this goal a model of community participation to prevent and control dengue should be developed. This model of community participation must be an effectively implemented prevention project.

The objective of the dengue prevention project is to develop and evaluate a community-based participation intervention model that will reduce Aedes aegypti infestation in a community in Puerto Rico. To accomplish this two comparable communities in the San Juan, Puerto Rico area will be selected for this study. One community will be a “control community” and the second community will be an “intervened community.” Entomologic surveys and person-to-person interviews to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) will be conducted during the project in both communities. The entomologic surveys and person-to-person interviews will be conducted 3 times during the project: the beginning of the project, the end of the first year of the project, and 18 months after the beginning of the project.

An additional interview will also be conducted in the intervened community to assess the function and significance of artificial containers that hold water. An ethnographic assessment will be performed to determine the resources and needs of the intervened community. The specific dengue prevention activities that the intervened community will perform will be based on results of the initial entomologic survey, KAP, function and significance of artificial containers, and the ethnographic assessment of the community. There is no cost to respondents.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/respondentAverage burden/response (in hours)Total burden (in hours)
Intervened Community100445/60300
Control Community100345/60225
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Dated: November 15, 2002.

Nancy E. Cheal,

Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 02-29803 Filed 11-22-02; 8:45 am]