Short report: detection probability of arbovirus infection in mosquito populations.

@article{Gu2004ShortRD,
  title={Short report: detection probability of arbovirus infection in mosquito populations.},
  author={Weidong Gu and Robert J. Novak},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={636-8}
}
An important component of arbovirus surveillance is monitoring the vector for presence of the pathogen. Intervention and preventive programs need early detection of arboviral activity in mosquito populations. In this report, we examine the factors affecting the probability of detection of mosquito infections. Since arbovirus infection rates in mosquito populations are very low, observations of zero-infected mosquito samples are common. Using statistical models, we describe methods to estimate… CONTINUE READING