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Assessment of entomological indicators of Aedes aegypti (L.) from adult and egg collections in São Paulo, Brazil.

Fávaro, Eliane A; Mondini, Adriano; Dibo, Margareth R; Barbosa, Angelita A C; Eiras, Alvaro E; Neto, Francisco Chiaravalloti.
J Vector Ecol; 33(1): 8-16, 2008 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-18697302
We compared the presence and mean number of eggs from oviposition traps with the mean number of Aedes aegypti females captured by manual aspirators and by MosquiTRAPs to determine the sensitivity of each method and to standardize each indicator. The collections of adults and eggs were performed over 23 weeks in six neighborhoods of Mirassol, state of São Paulo, Brazil. A better assessment of indicators required larger number of MosquiTRAPs, but to quantify the number of females per house, one trap was sufficient. The sensitivities of MosquiTRAPs and manual aspirations to detect the presence of A. aegypti females were similar, but were lower compared to oviposition traps. The correlation coefficients between the number of females captured by MosquiTRAPs and manual aspirations and the number of eggs from oviposition traps were low, which may be a consequence of each method showing different stages of the mosquito life cycle.
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