This is a useful document in dengue transmission areas. The procedures help public health officials to identify which water container types produce the highest numbers of adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that spread the disease. This allows vector control services to estimate densities and develop a plan to reduce those numbers. The Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) specifies how to conduct pupal surveys inside and around houses to identify infested containers and houses with larvae and pupae. The methodology has been validated in a nine-country study in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and another multi-centre study involving eight countries in Asia and Latin America.
Manrique-Saide, P.; Che-Mendoza, A.; Rizzo, N.; Arana, B.; Pilger, D.; Lenhart, A.; Kroeger, A. Operational guide for assessing the productivity of Aedes aegypti breeding sites. UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, (2011) 30 pp. ISBN 978 92 4 150268 9