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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

Biotemas. 2012;25(1):199-201


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Journal Title: Biotemas

ISSN: 0103-1643 (Print); 2175-7925 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

LCC Subject Category: Science: Biology (General)

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Spanish, English, Portuguese

Full-text formats available: PDF



Afonso Pelli

Adriana Gonçalves Oliveira

Paulo Roberto da Silva

Henrique Borges Kappel


Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 30 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

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.