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2016

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Attractiveness Of Three Gravid Trap Infusions For Ovipositing Polynesian Tiger Mosquitoes (Aedes Polynesiensis) In American Samoa, Hyun-Duck Oh, Mark Schmaedick, Phd Aug 2016

Attractiveness Of Three Gravid Trap Infusions For Ovipositing Polynesian Tiger Mosquitoes (Aedes Polynesiensis) In American Samoa, Hyun-Duck Oh, Mark Schmaedick, Phd

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

The Polynesian tiger mosquito, Aedes polynesiensis, is a carrier of filariasis, chikungunya and dengue in American Samoa. The most commonly used tool for monitoring Ae. polynesiensis is the BG Sentinel trap; however, this trap catches relatively few mosquitoes and targets females searching for a blood meal. Recently developed gravid traps targeting females that have already blood-fed and are searching for oviposition sites may be a better alternative. But results of the initial trials of these gravid traps using a weedy grass hay infusion lure were disappointing. This experiment evaluates two alternative infusions made from dried banana leaves and Bermuda grass ...


Comparison Of Three Mosquito Traps For Lymphatic Filariasis Molecular Xenomonitoring In American Samoa Villages, Louisa Crawley, Mark Schmaedick, Phd Aug 2016

Comparison Of Three Mosquito Traps For Lymphatic Filariasis Molecular Xenomonitoring In American Samoa Villages, Louisa Crawley, Mark Schmaedick, Phd

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, which is endemic in American Samoa. The effort to eliminate LF has been highly successful, and is now in the monitoring phase to ensure continued progress. One of the monitoring methods is molecular xenomonitoring (MX) using PCR to detect W. bancrofti DNA in mosquitoes. Currently MX uses BG Sentinel traps to collect the LF vector Aedes polynesiensis. But the BG Sentinel traps catch relatively few Ae. polynesiensis, and most of those captured have not yet fed on blood. Gravid traps target mosquitoes that have already fed on blood, and ...