Surveillance and sampling of disease vectors

Rev Sci Tech. 2015 Apr;34(1):227-33. doi: 10.20506/rst.34.1.2355.


Improving the surveillance and sampling of vectors is associated with many issues, including: the relative merits of laboratory studies as against field studies of vector behaviour; the ability to track individual vectors; the cost-effectiveness of traps and confident interpretation of sampling data. In this paper, the authors offer examples of recent progress in these matters and suggestions for future progress, with an emphasis on the need for analytical approaches to be adopted more widely.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arachnid Vectors / physiology*
  • Communicable Disease Control / methods*
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Humans
  • Insect Vectors / physiology*
  • Pest Control / methods
  • Specimen Handling