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Title: Aerial mosquito control of Ilparpa Swamp, Alice Springs 23 January 2015
Authors: Kurucz, Nina
Roberts, Alexander
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Mosquito Control Association Australia Inc
Series/Report no.: Mosquito Bites;Vol. 10, No. 1
Abstract: In Alice Springs, the Ilparpa Swamp is the most productive mosquito breeding site for the common banded mosquito, Culex annulirostris. The swamp is of major public health concern due to potential outbreaks of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE), with the virus transmitted by this mosquito. In 2001, extensive flooding and two MVEV disease cases led to the first aerial control of Ilparpa Swamp, with aerial control also carried out in 2010. In January 2015, Alice Springs again received heavy rainfall associated with monsoonal activity in the north-east, indicating a possible MVEV disease risk. DoH responded by carrying out another aerial control operation in Ilparpa Swamp, with the successful operation jointly funded by the Power and Water Corporation and the Department of Lands & Planning.
ISSN: 1833-7759
Type: Technical Report
Subjects: Australia
Northern Territory
Alice Springs
Disease vectors
Vector control
Public health
Medical Entomology
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