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Trapping of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) vectors using Light Emitting Diode (LED) CDC traps in two arboviral disease hot spots in Kenya

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, January 2012
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Title
Trapping of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) vectors using Light Emitting Diode (LED) CDC traps in two arboviral disease hot spots in Kenya
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Parasites & Vectors, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-5-94
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David P Tchouassi, Rosemary Sang, Catherine L Sole, Armanda DS Bastos, Lee W Cohnstaedt, Baldwyn Torto

Abstract

Mosquitoes' response to artificial lights including color has been exploited in trap designs for improved sampling of mosquito vectors. Earlier studies suggest that mosquitoes are attracted to specific wavelengths of light and thus the need to refine techniques to increase mosquito captures following the development of super-bright light-emitting diodes (LEDs) which emit narrow wavelengths of light or very specific colors. Therefore, we investigated if LEDs can be effective substitutes for incandescent lamps used in CDC light traps for mosquito surveillance, and if so, determine the best color for attraction of important Rift Valley Fever (RFV) vectors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Kenya 1 2%
Unknown 63 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 14%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Postgraduate 4 6%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Other 14 22%
Unknown 9 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 47%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 9%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 5%
Unspecified 3 5%
Engineering 2 3%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 12 19%

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#9,968,006
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#2,374
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#182,395
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#106
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