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Table 4 Comparison of the surveillance system described in this paper with some published large scale and longitudinal entomological surveys using window exit traps (WET), Ifakara tent traps (ITT) and human landing catches for monitoring malaria vector populations

From: An affordable, quality-assured community-based system for high-resolution entomological surveillance of vector mosquitoes that reflects human malaria infection risk patterns

Study and location Surveillance tool Implementation platforms Quality assurance Number of cluster Sampling sites per cluster Trap-nights per month Temporal scale (Trap nights) Duration of the surveys Total number of trap months
Abilio et al. 2010
Zambezia province, central northern Mozambique
WET Community-based (home owner) as stand alone No 19 6 114 788 2006-2007 and 2009-2010 48
Sharp et al. 2007
Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
WET Community-based (home owner) as stand alone No 16 6 96 59,307 2004-2005 24
Chaki et al. (Urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) ITT and HLC Community-based (community volunteers) Yes 31 20 615 8,171 Feb 2009- Oct 2010 20
  1. All survey systems compared here were based on monthly sampling intervals.