Comparison of Different Mosquito Traps for Zoonotic Arbovirus Vectors in Papua New Guinea

Goi, Joelyn, Koinari, Melanie, Muker, Sakur, Vinit, Rebecca, Pomat, William, Williams, David T., and Karl, Stephan (2022) Comparison of Different Mosquito Traps for Zoonotic Arbovirus Vectors in Papua New Guinea. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 106 (3). pp. 823-827.

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Vector surveillance is important to control mosquito-borne diseases. We compared the efficacies of three mosquito-trapping devices: the CDC light trap with incandescent light (CDC_I), the CDC light trap with ultraviolet light (CDC_UV), and the Biogents-sentinel (BG) trap, to identify a suitable and cost-effective surveillance tool for key vectors of neglected zoonotic arboviral diseases in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Of 13,788 female mosquitoes, CDC_I caught 7.9%, BG caught 14.5%, and CDC_UV caught 77.6%. Culex was the most predominant genus caught in all the traps. Centers for Disease Control light trap with ultraviolet light trap captured the highest abundance, highest species richness of mosquitoes and exhibited the highest overall Culex mosquito capture rates compared with BG and CDC_l. This study represents the first assessment of trapping devices for zoonotic arbovirus vectors in PNG. We recommend the CDC _UV trap for future monitoring and surveillance of infectious arboviral vector programs in PNG.

Item ID: 74650
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Copyright Information: © 2022 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2022 03:13
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420202 Disease surveillance @ 50%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320211 Infectious diseases @ 50%
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