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Title: Exotic Aedes surveillance and exclusion from the Northern Territory of Australia
Authors: Whelan, Peter I
Tucker, Garry
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Mosquito Control Association of Australia Inc.
Series/Report no.: Bulletin of the Mosquito Control Association of Australia Inc.
Supplement to Vol. 10, No. 3
Abstract: Dengue, a human arbovirus disease, is carried primarily by the dengue mosquito Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti and closely related mosquitoes such as Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus. The disease causes high fevers, severe headaches, and muscle and joint pains, with some cases presenting with internal or external bleeding.The Northern Territory (NT) of Australia is one of the few large areas in the tropics that does not have indigenous transmission of the mosquito borne disease dengue. The NT is both vulnerable and receptive to the importation of this species and other exotic Aedes species from QLD and overseas. The NT has maintained a dengue free status by both Federal and Territory programs designed to intercept and eradicate any importation of the vectors, and to reduce the receptivity at vulnerable locations. This paper outlines the various elements of the surveillance program, details of the eradication procedures and information on the current vulnerability for the importation and establishment of exotic Aedes mosquitoes.
Description: This article also appears in the Proceedings of the Third National Conference of the Mosquito Control Asociation of Australia, Gold Coast Qld 23-25 Sep 1998.
ISSN: 1440-4990
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Insects
Northern Territory
Public awareness
Prevention and control
Risk management
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