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Adhesive cards for monitoring flying insects in a neonatal intensive care unit in a hospital in the Triângulo Mineiro – Minas Gerais – Brazil

Author(s): Afonso Pelli | Adriana Gonçalves Oliveira | Paulo Roberto da Silva | Henrique Borges Kappel

Journal: Biotemas
ISSN 0103-1643

Volume: 25;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 199;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Hospital infection | Public health | Winged insects

Using adhesive colored cards, 1,016 flying insects were captured in a neonatal intensive care unit of a hospital. Homoptera were the most common (84.7%), and attraction based on card color was demonstrated. Insects are mechanical vectors of pathogens, and this work demonstrates the necessity and the relevance of insect control in hospital environments.
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