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Evaluation of two sweeping methods for estimating the number of immature Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in large containers

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Dibo, Margareth Regina [1, 2] ; Favaro, Eliane Aparecida [2] ; Pereira Parra, Maisa Carla [2] ; dos Santos, Thiciane Cristian [1] ; Cassiano, Juliana Haines [2] ; de Souza Deitz, Keli Vanessa [2] ; dos Santos Pagliotto, Aline Michelle [1] ; Zini, Nathalia [1] ; Benetti, Daniela Regina [2] ; Chiaravalloti-Neto, Francisco [3]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Governo Estado Sao Paulo, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Fac Med Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Dept Epidemiol & Saude Coletiva, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Dept Epidemiol, BR-01255 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical; v. 46, n. 4, p. 502-505, JUL-AUG 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Introduction: Here, we evaluated sweeping methods used to estimate the number of immature Aedes aegypti in large containers. Methods: III/IV instars and pupae at a 9:1 ratio were placed in three types of containers with, each one with three different water levels. Two sweeping methods were tested: water-surface sweeping and five-sweep netting. The data were analyzed using linear regression. Results: The five-sweep netting technique was more suitable for drums and water-tanks, while the water-surface sweeping method provided the best results for swimming pools. Conclusions: Both sweeping methods are useful tools in epidemiological surveillance programs for the control of Aedes aegypti. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/03799-1 - Investigation of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) pupal productivity and assessment of stability of key homes and containers in a medium-sized city in the state of são paulo
Grantee:Francisco Chiaravalloti Neto
Support type: Regular Research Grants