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arm-in-cage test

The World Health Organization protocol for the arm-in-cage (AIC) test for measuring mosquito landing rates calls for 200–250 host-seeking female mosquitoes placed in a 0.064-cubic-meter cage. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, however, finds that typical landing rates in the AIC test differ significantly from landing rates found in large-room or field tests, which may more accurately simulate real-world conditions. (Photo originally published in Moreno-Gómez et al 2021, Journal of Medical Entomology)

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