Critical examination of Aedes aegypti indices: correlations with abundance.

  title={Critical examination of Aedes aegypti indices: correlations with abundance.},
  author={Willoughby Tun-Lin and Brian H. Kay and Andrew Barnes and Shirley Forsyth},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={54 5},
The following immature stage indices for Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti surveillance were evaluated in four north Queensland, Australia towns with respect to their relationship to immature and adult female densities: Breteau, House, Container, Larval Density, Stegomyia (and modifications thereof), and a newly created Adult Productivity Index. Spearman's correlations of indices that considered larval or immature (larvae and pupae) numbers had a better relationship with immature abundance but this was… CONTINUE READING

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