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Research Article

A Secure Semi-Field System for the Study of Aedes aegypti

  • Scott A. Ritchie mail,

    scott.ritchie@jcu.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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  • Petrina H. Johnson,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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  • Anthony J. Freeman,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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  • Robin G. Odell,

    Affiliation: About Awnings, Gordonvale, Queensland, Australia

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  • Neal Graham,

    Affiliation: Power, Graham and Dempsey Pty Ltd Architects, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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  • Paul A. DeJong,

    Affiliation: Hutchisons Builders Pty Ltd, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia

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  • Graeme W. Standfield,

    Affiliation: MGF Consultants (NQ) Pty Ltd, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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  • Richard W. Sale,

    Affiliation: S2F Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Scott L. O'Neill

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia

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  • Published: March 22, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000988

About the Authors

Scott A. Ritchie, Petrina H. Johnson, Anthony J. Freeman
School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Robin G. Odell
About Awnings, Gordonvale, Queensland, Australia
Neal Graham
Power, Graham and Dempsey Pty Ltd Architects, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Paul A. DeJong
Hutchisons Builders Pty Ltd, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia
Graeme W. Standfield
MGF Consultants (NQ) Pty Ltd, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Richard W. Sale
S2F Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Scott L. O'Neill
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: scott.ritchie@jcu.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAR PHJ AJF RGO NG PAD GWS RWS SLO. Performed the experiments: PHJ. Analyzed the data: SAR. Wrote the paper: SAR PHJ AJF. Helped design MRF-SFS: SAR PHJ AJF SLO. Conducted experiments in MRF: SAR PHJ. Helped write paper: PHJ AJF. Designed and constructed MRF-SFS cages: RGO. Architect who designed MRF-SFS: NG. Primary builder of laboratory: PAD. Designed climate control system for the MRF-SFS: GWS. Designed quarantine aspects of MRF-SFS: RWS.