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BPD Hop Cage Method for Effective JE Vector Surveillance

  • Bina Pani Das
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences book series (BRIEFSANIMAL)

Abstract

Accidental detection of natural day resting sites of Culex tritaeniorhynchus, primary vector of Japanese encephalitis, among aquatic vegetation in East Delhi was the inspiration behind the development of a new sampling technique “BPD hop cage method” as the conventional tools were found to be insufficient to collect mosquitoes resting in aquatic vegetation. The new sampling technique was found to be equally effective in monitoring the abundance of Cx. tritaeniorhynchus mosquitoes resting in land vegetation. This chapter presents the different phases in standardisation of BPD hop cage method in study areas of Delhi and Haryana and its use in outbreak investigation of JE/AES as well as JE vector surveillance round the year particularly in Northern India which contributes over 75 % of incidence of Japanese encephalitis cases from India.

Keywords

Aquatic Vegetation Water Hyacinth Japanese Encephalitis Elephant Grass Land Vegetation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiosciencesJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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