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Title: Aerial mosquito control of Ilparpa Swamp, Alice Springs 23 January 2015
Authors: Kurucz N
Roberts A
Series/Report no.: Mosquito Bites;Vol. 10, No. 1
Publisher: Mosquito Control Association Australia Inc
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.
Publication Date: 2015
ISSN: 1833-7759
Type: Technical Report
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