Description and use of the Harris County Gravid Trap for West Nile virus surveillance 2003-06

James A. Dennett, Taweesak Wuithiranyagool, Martin Reyna-Nava, Adilelkhidir Bala, Robert B. Tesh, Ray E. Parsons, Rudy Bueno

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Abstract

The Harris County Gravid Trap (HCGT) used for West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance from 2003-06 is described. The HCGT collected 1,918,483 Culex quinquefasciatus females (over 36,627 periods), with 466,296.37 (8,452.74) yearly. Only 48,094 Aedes albopictus females (over 15,139 periods) were collected, with 10,277.79 (3,260.33) yearly. The highest mosquito production occurred in July for Cx. quinquefasciatus (63,851.25 ± 0.13), and for Ae. albopictus (2,981.80 ± 0.09). Integrating gravid traps within our program has increased our ability to detect WNV efficiently in both species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007

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Keywords

  • Aedes albopictus
  • Culex quinquefasciatus
  • Gravid trap
  • Infusion
  • Ovipositional attractant
  • West Nile virus

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Description and use of the Harris County Gravid Trap for West Nile virus surveillance 2003-06. / Dennett, James A.; Wuithiranyagool, Taweesak; Reyna-Nava, Martin; Bala, Adilelkhidir; Tesh, Robert B.; Parsons, Ray E.; Bueno, Rudy.

In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, Vol. 23, No. 3, 09.2007, p. 359-362.

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Dennett, James A. ; Wuithiranyagool, Taweesak ; Reyna-Nava, Martin ; Bala, Adilelkhidir ; Tesh, Robert B. ; Parsons, Ray E. ; Bueno, Rudy. / Description and use of the Harris County Gravid Trap for West Nile virus surveillance 2003-06. In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 2007 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 359-362.
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