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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 109, No. 6, 2014, pp. 824-827
Bioline Code: oc14121
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 109, No. 6, 2014, pp. 824-827

 en Discrepancies between Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources identification in the field and in the laboratory after collection with a sticky trap
Maciel-de-Freitas, Rafael; da Silva Lima, Arthur Weiss; Araújo, Simone Costa; Lima, José Bento Pereira; Galardo, Allan Kardec Ribeiro; Honório, Nildimar Alves; Braga, Ima Aparecida; Coelho, Giovanini Evelim; Codeço, Claudia Torres & Valle, Denise

Abstract

Currently, sticky traps are regularly employed to assist in the surveillance of Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources infestation. We tested two alternative procedures for specimen identification performed by local health agents: directly in the field, as recommended by certain manufacturers, or after transportation to the laboratory. A total of 384 sticky traps (MosquiTRAP) were monitored monthly during one year in four geographically representative Brazilian municipalities. When the same samples were inspected in the field and in the laboratory, large differences were noted in the total number of mosquitoes recorded and in the number of specimens identified as Ae. aegypti by both procedures. Although field identification has the potential to speed vector surveillance, these results point to uncertainties in the evaluated protocol.

Keywords
Aedes aegypti; MosquiTRAP; entomological surveillance; dengue vector

 
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