Field Validation of the Gravid Aedes Trap (GAT) for Collection of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
Scott A Ritchie, Tamara S Buhagiar, Michael Townsend, Ary Hoffmann, Andrew F van den Hurk, Jamie L McMahon, Alvaro E Eiras
Journal of Medical Entomology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2014
Awarded by National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)
We acknowledge Chris Paton and Jessica Dick of James Cook University for helping to rear mosquitoes used in assays as well as members of the public who allowed us to set traps in their yards. We also thank University of MelbourneOs Ashley Callahan for access to data from untreated GATs and Nancy Endersby for Wolbachia typing, and acknowledge In aki Iturbe-Ormaetxe and Katrina Billington of Monash University for PCR analysis; we thank Doris Genge, Glenn Hewitson, and Sonja Hall-Mendelin for assistance with the DENV-3 experiments. We are grateful to Andrew Turley, Angela Caird, Darren Stanford, Frederico Muzzi, and Rodney Bagita and Laurel Converse of Eliminate Dengue for organizing and conductingGATtrappings in Gordonvale and Machans Beach. SAR acknowledges the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Urbanism, Climate Adaptation and Health Research Cluster, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia, and the National and International Research Alliances Program of the Queensland Government for funding. AEE thanks National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq; Pronex-Dengue 550131/2010-8 and the scholarship PDE 200911/2011-2) for funding to travel to Australia. AAH and SAR thanks the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) for financial support. We also thank Scott OONeill of Monash University for support, and acknowledge the residents of Cairns who let us set traps at their premise.