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Short Report: Influence of Centers for Disease Control Light Trap Position, Relative to a Human-Baited Bed Net, on Catches of Anopheles Gambiae and Culex Quinquefasciatus in Tanzania.

Mboera, L. E., Kihonda, J., Braks, M. A. and Knols, B. G. (1998) Short Report: Influence of Centers for Disease Control Light Trap Position, Relative to a Human-Baited Bed Net, on Catches of Anopheles Gambiae and Culex Quinquefasciatus in Tanzania. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 59 (4). pp. 595-6. ISSN 0002-9637

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Abstract

The best position for Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA) light traps, in relation to human-occupied bed nets for trapping of host-seeking Anopheles gambiae Giles and Culex quinquefasciatus Say mosquitoes, was determined in Tanzania. Significantly higher catches were recorded for both species when the trap was positioned at the foot end of the bed, near the top of the net. Parity rates were significantly higher near the top of the net than at the level of the host. Since trap position affects the catch size and the proportion of infectious mosquitoes therein, standardized use of this sampling technique for estimating entomologic inoculation rates (i.e., the number of potentially infectious bites received over a certain period of time) is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Human-Baited Bed Net, Anopheles Gambiae, Culex Quinquefasciatus, Mosquitoes, Tanzania
Subjects: Malaria > Vector control
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > IHI Corporate
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 09:52
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 09:52
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/1817

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