Evaluation of a sticky trap for collecting Aedes (Stegomyia) adults in a dengue-endemic area in Thailand

Facchinelli, L; Koenraadt, CJM; Fanello, C; Kijchalao, U; Valerio, L; Jones, JW; Scott, TW; della Torre, A; (2008) Evaluation of a sticky trap for collecting Aedes (Stegomyia) adults in a dengue-endemic area in Thailand. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 78 (6). pp. 904-909. ISSN 0002-9637

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Development of new operational techniques for collection and monitoring of adult Stegomyia 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 Aedes 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, similar to 90% of which were Culex spp. Sticky traps collected significantly more Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus females than did backpack aspirators when located outdoors. The percentage of positive sticky-trap catches was double for Ae. aegypti and almost 20 times higher for Ae. albopictus. Operational benefits of the sticky trap are discussed within the context of the results obtained.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Aedes, Animals, Dengue, epidemiology, Endemic Diseases, Female, Male, Species Specificity, Specimen Handling, Thailand, epidemiology
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
PubMed ID: 18541767
Web of Science ID: 256504500012
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/7288


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