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Title: A comparison of larval, ovitrap and MosquiTRAP surveillance for Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti
Authors: de Resende, M.C.
Silva, I.M.
Ellis, B.R. 
Eiras, Á.E.
Keywords: Aedes aegypti
Entomological surveillance
Sticky trap
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: de Resende, M.C., Silva, I.M., Ellis, B.R., Eiras, Á.E. (2013). A comparison of larval, ovitrap and MosquiTRAP surveillance for Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 108 (8) : 1024-1030. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In Brazil, the entomological surveillance of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti is performed by government-mandated larval surveys. In this study, the sensitivities of an adult sticky trap and traditional surveillance methodologies were compared. The study was performed over a 12-week period in a residential neighbourhood of the municipality of Pedro Leopoldo, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. An ovitrap and a MosquiTRAP were placed at opposite ends of each neighbourhood block (60 traps in total) and inspections were performed weekly. The study revealed significant correlations of moderate strength between the larval survey, ovitrap and MosquiTRAP measurements. A positive relationship was observed between temperature, adult capture measurements and egg collections, whereas precipitation and frequency of rainy days exhibited a negative relationship.
Source Title: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
ISSN: 00740276
DOI: 10.1590/0074-0276130128
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