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Comparative human landing catch and CDC light trap in mosquito sampling in knowlesi malaria endemic areas in Peninsula Malaysia


Ahmad, Rohani and Azahary, Abd Rahman Aidil and Mohamed Nor, Zurainee and Wan Mohd Ali, Wan Najdah and Ismail, Zamree and Mohd Omar, Hanif and Mohd Majid, Ariffin and Hamid, Zuhaizam and Ismail, Suzilah and Lee, Han Lim (2016) Comparative human landing catch and CDC light trap in mosquito sampling in knowlesi malaria endemic areas in Peninsula Malaysia. Advances in Entomology, 04 (01). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2331-1991

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Abstract

Adult mosquito sampling techniques are essential for monitoring transmission of malaria and other mosquito borne infections.Preference for any sampling technique depends on both its field efficiency and the characteristics of local vector populations. Surveys on adult mosquitoes using Human Landing Catch (HLC) and CO2-baited CDC light trap (CDC-LT) techniques were conducted in several knowlesi malaria endemic areas between the months of March to December 2012 in several states of Peninsula Malaysia.These two techniques were relatively compared to determine the preferences of anopheline mosquitoes towards CO2-baited CDC-LT technique using HLC technique as the reference method. Cx. gelidus, An. maculates and An. introlatus were the main three species collected by HLC technique, whereas the species collected by CO2-baited CDC-LT technique were mostly An. cracens, Ar.durhami and Coquillettidia species. Most of the Anopheles species were collected almost exclusively by the human collectors except for An. cracens and An.introlatus which were collected using both techniques.Anopheles cracens was the most dominant species captured using CO2-baited CDC-LT technique.This is the first report showing An. cracens was caught using CO2-baited CDC-LT technique in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anopheles cracens, Human Landing Catch, CDC Light Trap
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: School of Quantitative Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Suzilah Ismail
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 08:16
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 08:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21519

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