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Developing an Efficient Real-Time Trapping System for Outdoor Malaria Vector Surveillance

Xiao-Guang Chen, Zetian Lai and Chunmei Wang of Southern Medical University in China and their international partner Guiyun Yan of the University of California, Irvine in the U.S. will develop new traps that are more attractive to malaria vectors. They will incorporate the new traps with infrared vector detection, automatic recording and wireless transmission technologies, and test the efficacy of the new trap and the automated malaria vector surveillance apparatus both in the laboratory and in the field. This novel, real-time malaria vector surveillance tool can help efficiently monitor biting behavior, population abundance and transmission dynamics of malaria vectors, and tremendously enhance malaria transmission surveillance and facilitate the evaluation of new vector control measures targeting outdoor malaria vectors.

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