Simple techniques for a complex problem: Sampling malaria vectors in Africa

Charlwood, J. D., Kampango, A., Omari, M. and Okumu, F. (2024) Simple techniques for a complex problem: Sampling malaria vectors in Africa. Acta Tropica, 251, p. 107104. (doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2023.107104) (PMID:38185187)

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Disease surveillance, including entomological surveillance, serves as the basis for all vector control program activities. How to do this in the most ecologically sensible way, so that the most suitable, naturalistic method, of control for that population can be identified, should be a priority. Here we describe a set of techniques, whose only energy requirement is a torch (flashlight), that can be used to collect both endo and exophagic and endo and exophilic malaria vectors. The data obtained over a number of years from an individual sentinel house in a village in Mozambique and from a village in Cambodia using these kinds of collection techniques, is presented.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Data are available at GitHub and Zenodo: https://github. com/ThomasASmith/Furvela_Entomology.
Keywords:Sampling, Furvela, Malaria vectors, Sub-Saharan Africa, Exit collection
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Okumu, Professor Fredros
Creator Roles:
Okumu, F.Writing – original draft
Authors: Charlwood, J. D., Kampango, A., Omari, M., and Okumu, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Acta Tropica
Published Online:06 January 2024

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