Evaluation of light traps for sampling anopheline mosquitoes in Kilifi, Kenya.

C. N. Mbogo, G. E. Glass, D. Forster, E. W. Kabiru, J. I. Githure, J. H. Ouma, John C Beier

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Anopheline mosquitoes were sampled inside houses, where residents slept under untreated bednets, by CDC light traps and human-biting catches to evaluate light traps as a means for determining human exposure to malaria vectors in Kilifi District, Kenya. Mosquitoes were sampled during 2 all-night collections by light traps and one all-night biting catch in a series of 262 houses. Collections yielded 1,721 Anopheles gambiae s.l. and 46 An. funestus, and 60.3% of the houses were negative for anophelines. There was a significant correlation in numbers of An. gambiae s.l. captured by light traps and human-biting collections (r = 0.64), but light traps were biased and underestimated An. gambiae s.l. abundance. This bias increased with increasing mosquito abundance. In addition, the proportion of An. gambiae s.l. infected by Plasmodium falciparum was 2.3-fold higher in light traps than in human-biting collections. Along the coastal zone of Kenya where vector abundance is low, light traps do not provide an adequate estimate of man-vector contact when such information is required at the household level in epidemiological studies of malaria parasite transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-263
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Mbogo, C. N., Glass, G. E., Forster, D., Kabiru, E. W., Githure, J. I., Ouma, J. H., & Beier, J. C. (1993). Evaluation of light traps for sampling anopheline mosquitoes in Kilifi, Kenya. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 9(3), 260-263.

Evaluation of light traps for sampling anopheline mosquitoes in Kilifi, Kenya. / Mbogo, C. N.; Glass, G. E.; Forster, D.; Kabiru, E. W.; Githure, J. I.; Ouma, J. H.; Beier, John C.

In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, Vol. 9, No. 3, 01.09.1993, p. 260-263.

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Mbogo, CN, Glass, GE, Forster, D, Kabiru, EW, Githure, JI, Ouma, JH & Beier, JC 1993, 'Evaluation of light traps for sampling anopheline mosquitoes in Kilifi, Kenya.', Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 260-263.
Mbogo CN, Glass GE, Forster D, Kabiru EW, Githure JI, Ouma JH et al. Evaluation of light traps for sampling anopheline mosquitoes in Kilifi, Kenya. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 1993 Sep 1;9(3):260-263.
Mbogo, C. N. ; Glass, G. E. ; Forster, D. ; Kabiru, E. W. ; Githure, J. I. ; Ouma, J. H. ; Beier, John C. / Evaluation of light traps for sampling anopheline mosquitoes in Kilifi, Kenya. In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 1993 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 260-263.
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