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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 8, 2013, pp. 1024-1030
Bioline Code: oc13170
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 8, 2013, pp. 1024-1030

 en A comparison of larval, ovitrap and MosquiTRAP surveillance for Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti check for this species in other resources
de Resende, Marcelo Carvalho; Silva, Ivoneide Maria; Ellis, Brett R. & Eiras, Álvaro Eduardo


In Brazil, the entomological surveillance of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti check for this species in other resources 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.

Aedes aegypti; sticky trap; entomological surveillance

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