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

Autores

  • Afonso Pelli Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Adriana Gonçalves Oliveira
  • Paulo Roberto Silva
  • Henrique Borges Kappel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2012v25n1p199

Palavras-chave:

Hospital infection, Public health, Winged insects

Resumo

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, demonstrating the relevance of insect control in hospital environments.



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Publicado

2011-10-29

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Short Communication