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Title: Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, vectors for dengue, found in Tennant Creek - elimination campaign in progress
Authors: Whelan, Peter I
Krause, Vicki
Lamche, Gisela
Kurucz, Nina
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Series/Report no.: Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin
Vol. 11 No.1
Abstract: A program to eliminate the exotic mosquito capable of transmitting the dengue virus, Aedes aegypti, has been under way in Tennant Creek since 22 February 2004. This followed the finding of this mosquito via routine adult mosquito trapping on 17 February 2004. Further surveys by the Medical Entomology Branch (MEB) of the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) of the Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS) have indicated to date that the dengue mosquito is firmly established in Tennant Creek. Elimination of this mosquito will take a major effort by health and local authorities as well as by the general public in Tennant Creek.
ISSN: 1440-883X
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Mosquitoes
Vector control
Prevention and control
Public awareness
Medical Entomology
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