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Volume 78, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Development of new operational techniques for collection and monitoring of adult mosquitoes is considered a pressing need for surveillance and prevention of arboviruses. Here we report the results from a trial carried out in 2 dengue-endemic villages in Thailand to compare the ability to collect adults of a sticky trap versus a CDC backpack aspirator, which has been used routinely at the study area for entomological/epidemiological surveys. Our comparison was based on a comparable sampling effort required to carry out collections with 2 approaches. Over 19,000 specimens were collected, ~90% of which were spp. Sticky traps collected significantly more and females than did backpack aspirators when located outdoors. The percentage of positive sticky-trap catches was double for and almost 20 times higher for . Operational benefits of the sticky trap are discussed within the context of the results obtained.

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  • Received : 19 Oct 2007
  • Accepted : 15 Feb 2008

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