In addition to monitoring infection in the human host, there is also a need to assess larval infection in the vector mosquito population to evaluate the success of interventions for eliminating lymphatic filariasis transmission from endemic communities. Here, we review the current status of the available tools for quantifying vector infection and existing knowledge and evidence regarding potential infection thresholds for determining transmission interruption, to assess the potential for using vector infection monitoring as a tool for evaluating the success of filariasis treatment programmes.

dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2009.03.013, hdl.handle.net/1765/27033
Trends in Parasitology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Pedersen, E.M, Stolk, W.A, Laney, S.J, & Michael, E. (2009). The role of monitoring mosquito infection in the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Trends in Parasitology (Vol. 25, pp. 319–327). doi:10.1016/j.pt.2009.03.013