• 1 Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang 50588 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2 Strategic Resource Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research Development Institute, PO Box 12301, 50744 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3 Vector Control Research Unit, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11 800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Trop Biomed, 2015 Mar;32(1):49-64.
PMID: 25801254 MyJurnal


Entomological surveillance was conducted in order to determine the abundance and to evaluate any changes of biological vectors or ecology, especially in the dengue outbreak areas. The abundance and breeding preference of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti were conducted in selected dengue outbreak localities in three states of peninsular Malaysia namely Selangor, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, and Penang Island using ovitraps and larval survey method. It was determined that Ae. albopictus was predominant in most of the localities and found to breed more outdoor than indoor. A wide range of breeding foci were recorded in this study. It was also determined that ovitrap method was more effective to detect the presence of Aedes mosquitoes when the larval survey was at low rate of infestation. The abundance of Ae. albopictus in dengue outbreak localities emphasis that the vector control programme should also target this species together with the primary dengue vector, Ae. aegypti.

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