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Efficacy of mosquito traps for collecting potential West Nile mosquito vectors in a natural Mediterranean wetland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22492149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surveillance, research, and control of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus require efficient methods for sampling mosquitoes. We compared the efficacy of BG-Sentinel and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-CO(2) traps in terms of the abundances of host-seeking and blood-fed female mosquitoes and the origin of mosquito bloodmeals. Our results indicate that BG-Sentinel traps that use CO(2) and attractants are as effective as CDC-CO(2) traps for Culex mosquito species, Ochlerotatus caspius, and they are also highly efficient at capturing Anopheles atroparvus host-seeking and blood-fed females with or without CO(2). The CDC-CO(2) trap is the least efficient method for capturing blood-fed females. BG-Sentinel traps with attractants and CO(2) were significantly better at capturing mosquitoes that had fed on mammals than the unbaited BG-Sentinel and CDC-CO(2) traps in the cases of An. atroparvus and Cx. theileri. These results may help researchers to optimize trapping methods by obtaining greater sample sizes and saving time and money.
David Roiz; Marion Roussel; Joaquin Muñoz; Santiago Ruiz; Ramón Soriguer; Jordi Figuerola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-11     Completed Date:  2012-05-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  642-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Estación Biologica de Doñana, Seville, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Anopheles / virology
Carbon Dioxide / chemistry
Culex / virology*
Insect Vectors / virology*
Mediterranean Region
Mosquito Control / instrumentation*
Population Density
West Nile virus / isolation & purification,  pathogenicity
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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