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Comparative evaluation of the Sticky-Resting-Box-Trap, the standardised resting-bucket-trap and indoor aspiration for sampling malaria vectors

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, September 2015
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Title
Comparative evaluation of the Sticky-Resting-Box-Trap, the standardised resting-bucket-trap and indoor aspiration for sampling malaria vectors
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-1066-0
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Katharina S. Kreppel, P. C. D. Johnson, N. J. Govella, M. Pombi, D. Maliti, H. M. Ferguson

Abstract

Understanding mosquito resting behaviour is important for the control of vector-borne diseases, but this remains a challenge because of the paucity of efficient sampling tools. We evaluated two novel sampling methods in the field: the Sticky Resting Box (SRB) and the Resting Bucket trap (RBu) to test their efficiency for sampling malaria vectors resting outdoors and inside houses in rural Tanzania. The performance of RBu and SRB was compared outdoors, while indoors SRB were compared with the Back Pack Aspiration method (BP). Trapping was conducted within 4 villages in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania over 14 nights. On each night, the performance for collecting Anopheles vectors and Culicinae was compared in 4 households by SRB and RBu outdoors and by SRB or fixed-time Back Pack aspirator in 2 of the 4 focal households indoors. A total of 619 Anopheles gambiae s.l., 224 Anopheles funestus s.l. and 1737 Culicinae mosquitoes were captured. The mean abundance of An. arabiensis and An. funestus s.l. collected with SRB traps inside and outdoors was significantly lower than with BP or RBu. The SRB however, outperformed BP aspiration for collection of Culicinae indoors. Of the methods trialled indoors (BP and SRB), BP was the most effective, whilst outdoors RBu performed much better than SRB. However, as SRB can passively sample mosquitoes over a week they could provide an alternative to the RBu where daily monitoring is not possible.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Madagascar 1 2%
Unknown 64 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 20%
Student > Master 12 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Bachelor 9 14%
Lecturer 2 3%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 12 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 9%
Environmental Science 4 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 16 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 October 2015.
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#2,923,115
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#638
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