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April 2014 – 1400 households, 450 Biogents traps, uncounted dengue mosquitoes – a long-term study in Brazil

A large-scale study published in the Entomological Society of America’s Journal of Medical Entomology has demonstrated for the first time that the Biogents traps can reduce the number of dengue mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) in a broad urban area. The study co-financed by the world-bank was conducted over 18 months with more than 1400 households and 450 Biogents traps in Manaus, Brazil. The result: „The study shows that the Biogents traps can significantly reduce the amount of adult female Aedes aegypti especially in the rainy season” says Prof. Eiras from the University Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil).

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