PMI VectorLink Compares Outdoor Mosquito Traps

PMI VectorLink Findings on Outdoor Mosquito Traps Published in Parasites & Vectors

Understanding the behavior of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, such as when and where they bite, is essential to reducing the spread of the disease. Human landing catch (HLC) remains one of the most common methods for measuring human biting rates indoors and outdoors. The high costs and ethical concerns related to increased risk of infectious bites from HLC, however, spurred PMI VectorLink to study alternative trapping methods in western Kenya. Those findings, which were recently published in Parasites & Vectors, showed that baited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Light Traps may be the most appropriate tool currently available for assessing outdoor-biting and malaria transmission risk. Read more here.