Surveillance of adult Aedes mosquitoes in Selangor, Malaysia

Sai, Ming Lau and Indra Vythilingam and Jonathan Inbaraj Doss and Shamala Devi Sekaran and Tock, Hing Chua and Wan Yusof Wan Sulaiman and Karuthan Chinna and Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim and Balan Venugopalan (2015) Surveillance of adult Aedes mosquitoes in Selangor, Malaysia. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 20. pp. 1271-1280. ISSN 1365-3156

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Objective To determine the effectiveness of using sticky traps and the NS1 dengue antigen kit for the surveillance of Aedes mosquitoes for dengue control. methods Apartments were selected in a dengue-endemic area, and sticky traps were set to capture adult Aedes mosquitoes. NS1 dengue antigen kit was used to detect dengue antigen in mosquitoes, and positive mosquitoes were serotyped using real-time RT-PCR. results The sticky traps were effective in capturing Aedes aegypti, and a minimum of three traps per floor was sufficient. Multiple serotypes were found in individual mosquitoes. conclusion The sticky trap and the NS1 dengue antigen test kit can be used as surveillance tool in dengue control programmes. This proactive method will be better suited for control programmes than current reactive methods.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Aedes aegypti , Dengue , Sticky trap , NS1 antigen test kit , Surveillance , Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine > RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine > RA639-642 Transmission of disease
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2022 10:52
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 10:52

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