Title: Detection of the Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, in Darwin port areas, NT, Australia 28 November and 5 December 2013
Authors: Kurucz, Nina
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DoH
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Series/Report no.: The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 1;
Abstract: Incursions of the exotic Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, were detected in Darwin port areas in the Northern Territory on the 28 November and 5 December 2013. During both incursions, 1 adult female Ae. albopictus was collected in a Biogents (BG) sentinel trap at Toll Marine Logistics (TML) and the Darwin East Arm Wharf (EAW)respectively. Both incursions coincided with the berth of international vessels at the TML and EAW port facilities. In response to both incursions, all receptacles in the port facilities and adjacent premises were treated with residual insecticide and adult mosquito control (fogging) was carried out. Enhanced exotic mosquito surveillance was established to monitor for exotic mosquitoes. There have been no further detections of Ae. albopictus at TML or EAW.
Subjects: Australia;Northern Territory;Darwin;Insects;Mosquitoes;Surveys;Disease vectors;Vector control;Treatment;Insecticides;Monitoring;Arboviruses;Dengue;Quarantine;Risk management;Prevention and control;Viruses;Public health;Medical Entomology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10137/635
ISSN: 1440-883X
Series/Report no.: The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 1;
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