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Title: Shoal Bay Receiving Station mosquito investigation
Authors: Warchot, Allan
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Abstract: The Medical Entomology Branch of the Department of Health and Community Services was requested by the Department of Defence to investigate high mosquito numbers at the Shoal Bay Receiving Station. The high mosquito numbers were encountered in the late dry season months, which included day biting, indicating the problem mosquito was most likely the salt marsh mosquito Aedes vigilax. The Shoal Bay Receiving Station is situated on a peninsular between Mickett Creek and King Creek. The location of the Shoal Bay Receiving Station indicated there was a high likelihood of severe salt mash mosquito pest problems. As well as being a severe pest mosquito, the salt marsh mosquito Aedes vigilax is also a potential vector of Ross River virus (RRV) and Barmah Forest virus (BFV). Other pest and disease carrying mosquito species were also likely to be present in significant numbers at the Shoal Bay Receiving Station.
Publication Date: 2007-01
Type: Technical Report
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