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

Afonso Pelli, Adriana Gonçalves Oliveira, Paulo Roberto Silva, Henrique Borges Kappel

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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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Hospital infection; Public health; Winged insects

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

Direitos autorais 2012 Afonso Pelli, Adriana Gonçalves Oliveira, Paulo Roberto Silva, Henrique Borges Kappel

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Biotemas. UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, eISSN 2175-7925

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