1921
Volume 92, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

In this study, we characterize the ability of the previously described Infoscitex tent (IST) to capture mosquitoes in comparison to either the Centers for Disease Control Light Trap hung next to individuals under a bed net (LTC) or to human landing catches (HLC). In Senegal, the IST caught 6.14 times the number of sensu lato (s.l.), and 8.78 times the group V mosquitoes as LTC. In one of two locations in Burkina Faso, the IST caught at a rate not significantly different than HLC. Of importance, 9.1–36.1% of HLC caught were blood fed, mostly with fresh blood, suggesting they fed upon the collector, whereas only 0.5–5.0% from the IST had partial or old blood. The IST also caught outdoor biting species in proportions comparable to HLC. The results show this tent provides a safer and effective alternative to the skill-dependent, risky, and laborious HLC method.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0303
2015-02-04
2017-11-18
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/14761645/92/2/415.html?itemId=/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0303&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Krajacich BJ, Slade JR, Mulligan RF, LaBrecque B, Kobylinski KC, Gray M, Kuklinski WS, Burton TA, Seaman JA, Sylla M, Foy BD, , 2014. Design and testing of a novel, protective human-baited tent trap for the collection of anthropophilic disease vectors. J Med Entomol 51: 253263.[Crossref]
  2. Govella NJ, Chaki PP, Geissbuhler Y, Kannady K, Okumu F, Charlwood JD, Anderson RA, Killeen GF, , 2009. A new tent trap for sampling exophagic and endophagic members of the Anopheles gambiae complex. Malar J 8: 157.[Crossref]
  3. Overgaard HJ, Saebø S, Reddy MR, Reddy VP, Abaga S, Matias A, Slotman MA, , 2012. Light traps fail to estimate reliable malaria mosquito biting rates on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Malar J 11: 56.[Crossref]
  4. Majambere S, Massue DJ, Mlacha Y, Govella NJ, Magesa SM, Killeen GF, , 2013. Advantages and limitations of commercially available electrocuting grids for studying mosquito behavior. Parasit Vectors 6: 53.[Crossref]
  5. Mathenge EM, Omweri GO, Irungu LW, Ndegwa PN, Walczak E, Smith TA, Killeen GF, Knols BG, , 2004. Comparative field evaluation of the Mbita trap, the Centers for Disease Control light trap, and the human landing catch for sampling of malaria vectors in western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg 70: 3337.
  6. Njiru BN, Mukabana WR, Takken W, Knols BG, , 2006. Trapping of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae with odor-baited MM-X traps in semi-field conditions in western Kenya. Malar J 5: 39.[Crossref]
  7. Govella NJ, Moore JD, Killeen GF, , 2010. An exposure-free tool for monitoring adult malaria mosquito populations. Am J Trop Med Hyg 83: 596600.[Crossref]
  8. Fontenille D, Lochouarn L, Diatta M, Sokhna C, Dia I, Diagne N, Lemasson J-J, Ba K, Tall A, Rogier C, Trape J-F, , 1997. Four years' entomological study of the transmission of seasonal malaria in Senegal and the bionomics of Anopheles gambiae and A. arabiensis . Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 91: 647652.[Crossref]
  9. Monlun E, Zeller H, Le Guenno B, Traoré-Lamizana M, Hervy JP, Adam F, Ferrara L, Fontenille D, Sylla R, Mondo M, , 1993. Surveillance of the circulation of arbovirus of medical interest in the region of eastern Senegal. Bull Soc Pathol Exot 86: 2128.
  10. Fornadel CM, Norris LC, Norris DE, , 2010. Centers for Disease Control light traps for monitoring Anopheles arabiensis human biting rates in an area with low vector density and high insecticide-treated bed net use. Am J Trop Med Hyg 83: 838842.[Crossref]
  11. Climatic Research Unit U of EA, 2014. Climate Change Knowledge Portal 2.0. Available at: http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/climateportal/index.cfm?page=country_historical_climate&ThisRegion=Africa&ThisCCode=LBR. Accessed May 5, 2014.
  12. Dabiré KR, Diabaté A, Namountougou M, Toé KH, Ouari A, Kengne P, Bass C, Baldet T, , 2009. Distribution of pyrethroid and DDT resistance and the L1014F kdr mutation in Anopheles gambiae s.l. from Burkina Faso (West Africa). Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103: 11131120.[Crossref]
  13. Pecor J, , 2012. Adult Female Identification Key to Culex Species of Africa (AFRICOM), with Emphasis on Medically Important Species. Available at: http://www.wrbu.org/keys/AF_CX_A/Culex_Afrotropical_AFRICOM_A.html. Accessed March 10, 2014.
  14. Diagne N, Fontenille D, Konate L, Faye O, Lamizana MT, Legros F, Molez JF, Trape JF, , 1993. Anopheles of Senegal. An annotated and illustrated list. Bull Soc Pathol Exot 87: 267277.
  15. Rueda LM, , 2014. Adult Identification Key to the Genus Anopheles in Africa (AFRICOM), with Emphasis on Medically Important Mosquitoes. Available at: http://www.wrbu.org/keys/AF_AN_A/Anopheles_Afro_AFRICOM_A.html. Accessed March 18, 2014.
  16. Wilkins EE, Howell PI, Benedict MQ, , 2006. IMP PCR primers detect single nucleotide polymorphisms for Anopheles gambiae species identification, Mopti and Savanna rDNA types, and resistance to dieldrin in Anopheles arabiensis . Malar J 5: 125.[Crossref]
  17. Bass C, Nikou D, Blagborough AM, Vontas J, Sinden RE, Williamson MS, Field LM, , 2008. PCR-based detection of Plasmodium in Anopheles mosquitoes: a comparison of a new high-throughput assay with existing methods. Malar J 7: 177.[Crossref]
  18. Dia I, Diallo D, Duchemin J, Ba Y, Konate L, Costantini C, Diallo M, , 2005. Comparisons of human-landing catches and odor-baited entry traps for sampling malaria vectors in Senegal. J Med Entomol 42: 104109.[Crossref]
  19. Reddy MR, Overgaard HJ, Abaga S, Reddy VP, Caccone A, Kiszewski AE, Slotman MA, , 2011. Outdoor host seeking behavior of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes following initiation of malaria vector control on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Malar J 10: 184.[Crossref]
  20. Tirados I, Costantini C, Gibson G, Torr SJ, , 2006. Blood-feeding behavior of the malarial mosquito Anopheles arabiensis: implications for vector control. Med Vet Entomol 20: 425437.[Crossref]
  21. Githeko AK, Adungo NI, Karanja DM, Hawley WA, Vulule JM, Seroney IK, Ofulla AV, Atieli FK, Ondijo SO, Genga IO, Odada PK, Situbi PA, Oloo JA, , 1996. Some observations on the biting behavior of Anopheles gambiae s.s., Anopheles arabiensis, and Anopheles funestus and their implications for malaria control. Exp Parasitol 82: 306315.[Crossref]
  22. Govella NJ, Ferguson H, , 2012. Why use of interventions targeting outdoor biting mosquitoes will be necessary to achieve malaria elimination. Front Physiol 3: 199.[Crossref]
  23. Russell TL, Govella NJ, Azizi S, Drakeley CJ, Kachur SP, Killeen GF, , 2011. Increased proportions of outdoor feeding among residual malaria vector populations following increased use of insecticide-treated nets in rural Tanzania. Malar J 10: 80.[Crossref]
  24. Ewert A, Ho BC, , 1967. The fate of Brugia pahangi larvae immediately after feeding by infective vector mosquitoes. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 61: 659662.[Crossref]
  25. Ho BC, Ewert A, , 1967. Experimental transmission of filarial larvae in relation to feeding behavior of the mosquito vectors. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 61: 663666.[Crossref]
  26. Styer LM, Kent KA, Albright RG, Bennett CJ, Kramer LD, Bernard KA, , 2007. Mosquitoes inoculate high doses of West Nile virus as they probe and feed on live hosts. PLoS Pathog 3: 12621270.[Crossref]
  27. Medica D, Sinnis P, , 2005. Quantitative dynamics of Plasmodium yoelii sporozoite transmission by infected anopheline mosquitoes. Infect Immun 73: 43634369.[Crossref]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0303
Loading
/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0303
Loading

Data & Media loading...

Supplementary Data

Supplementary PDF

  • Received : 16 May 2014
  • Accepted : 16 Oct 2014

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error