Conversion of the New Jersey Light Trap for Collecting Live Mosquitoes in Da Nang, Vietnam
NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC
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During the years 1969-1970, the Preventive Medicine Unit, Naval Hospital, Da Nang, Vietnam, embarked on a project to identify malaria vectors. Because of a lack of equipment, New Jersey Light Traps were modified to collect line specimens. The modification consisted of removing the wire mesh screen from the opening of the trap and replacing the kill jars at the collecting point. The kill jars were replaced with a collection cage made from a standard bed net. The modified trap collected large numbers of viable mosquitoes and proved to be adequate.
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