A 70% reduction in mosquito populations does not require removal of 70% of mosquitoes

J. Lega, H. E. Brown, R. Barrera

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Abstract

We added a vector control component to our existing abundance model to simulate intensive vector control in Puerto Rico. Removing 20-30% of gravid females in the model matches observed 60-80% reductions. The model's capacity to reproduce vector control increases its utility for planning and evaluation strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1668-1670
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical entomology
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • Gravid
  • Modeling
  • Vector control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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