Washington, (IANS) Researchers have come up with the cheapest and most efficient way so far to trap adult mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry, from malaria to the West Nile Virus.
Emory University (E-U) has filed a provisional patent on the Prokopack mosquito aspirator, which uses a battery-powered motor to suck up live mosquitoes for analysis.
In both field and lab tests, Prokopack outperformed the current gold standard for resting mosquito surveillance – the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Backpack Aspirator (CDC-BP).
Mosquito-borne diseases rank among the world’s top killers, and Vazquez-Prokopec, inventor and a post-doctoral researcher in environmental studies, hopes that more affordable and efficient surveillance methods will help save lives. Read more @ http://www.india-forums.com/news/article.asp?id=221748