Field Worker Evaluation of Dengue Vector Surveillance Methods

Aishah Hani Azil, Scott A. Ritchie, Craig R. Williams

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Abstract

This qualitative study aimed to describe field worker perceptions, evaluations of worth, and time costs of routine dengue vector surveillance methods in Cairns (Australia), Kuala Lumpur and Petaling District (Malaysia). In Cairns, the BG-Sentinel trap is a favored method for field workers because of its user-friendliness, but is not as cost-efficient as the sticky ovitrap. In Kuala Lumpur, the Mosquito Larvae Trapping Device is perceived as a solution for the inaccessibility of premises to larval surveys. Nonetheless, the larval survey method is retained in Malaysia for prompt detection of dengue vectors. For dengue vector surveillance to be successful, there needs to be not only technical, quantitative evaluations of method performance but also an appreciation of how amenable field workers are to using particular methods. Here, we report novel field worker perceptions of dengue vector surveillance methods in addition to time analysis for each method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-714
Number of pages10
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • Aedes
  • autocidal ovitraps
  • BG-Sentinel trap
  • dengue vector surveillance
  • larval survey
  • Mosquito Larvae Trapping Device
  • sticky ovitrap

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Field Worker Evaluation of Dengue Vector Surveillance Methods. / Azil, Aishah Hani; Ritchie, Scott A.; Williams, Craig R.

In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol. 27, No. 7, 22.10.2015, p. 705-714.

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Azil, Aishah Hani ; Ritchie, Scott A. ; Williams, Craig R. / Field Worker Evaluation of Dengue Vector Surveillance Methods. In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 7. pp. 705-714.
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