Protocol: Use of CDC light traps with FTA cards

04 May 2020
Mojca Kristan, Tom Walker and Matt Rogers

Protocol for use of CDC light traps with FTA cards. Describes the use of modified CDC light traps in combination with sugar-soaked FTA cards to collect sand flies and determine their infectiousness and hence leishmaniasis transmission in an area.

Protocol from the Gnatwork project “The use of FTA cards to monitor Leishmania infection and infectiousness in sand flies and midges" created for field work in Ethiopia and Ghana (summer 2019).

Sandfly Fieldwork FTA