MSPTM 2019 Annual Scientific Conference
13 - 14 March 2019
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Title
A COMMUNITY SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL OF AEDES MOSQUITOES IN PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR
Type
Oral Presentation
Theme
Scaling Up Efforts in Tropical Disease and Vector Control through Evidence-Based Research
Topic
Medical & Forensic Entomology

Authors

Main Author
Muhammad Aidil Roslan1
Presenting Author
Muhammad Aidil Roslan1
Co-Author
Wan Yusoff Wan Sulaiman1
Romano Ngui1
Indra Vythilingam1

Authors' Institution

Department / Institution / Country
Parasitology / University of Malaya / Malaysia1
Content
Abstract Content
Although dengue control activities have been done regularly by health authorities including fogging treatment and supplying abate to the community, however, the density of Aedes populations and dengue cases are still increased in number. Therefore, the present study was aimed to monitor the dispersal of Aedes populations by conducting a community surveillance using mosquito traps in different community areas in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. About 400 to 500 mosquito traps known as modified sticky ovitrap (MSO) were installed in two community areas, consists of landed property (i.e. terrace houses) and high-rise building (condominium). Both numbers of positive MSO and Aedes mosquitoes caught by MSO were recorded weekly. Virus detection kit was also used to check the presence of dengue virus from caught Aedes mosquitoes. The results implied that Aedes albopictus was the most predominant species found in landed property areas, while Aedes aegypti found abundantly in high-rise building area. The positive mosquitoes infected with dengue virus were found in the present study. In conclusion, the presence of trapped adult Aedes mosquitoes inside MSO could attract the attention of the community, a fact that could be used to improve awareness of Aedes control programs. The introduction of virus detection kit in the community engagement program could be useful to determine the presence of an infected Aedes mosquito, and thus preventive actions can be initiated earlier especially in dengue endemic and hotspot localities.
Keywords: dengue, aedes aegypti, aedes albopictus, surveillance, community
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