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Title: Elimination of Aedes aegypti in northern Australia, 2004-2006.
Authors: Whelan PI
Kurucz N
Pettit WJ
Krause VL
Citation: © 2020 The Society for Vector Ecology.
J Vector Ecol. 2020 Jun;45(1):118-126. doi: 10.1111/jvec.12379.
Abstract: The Northern Territory (NT) of Australia is currently free of the dengue mosquito Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (L). However, on 17 February 2004, two Ae. aegypti adults were captured in two routine CO(2) -baited encephalitis virus surveillance traps in Tennant Creek, located 990 km south of Darwin in the NT. The detection triggered an immediate survey and control response undertaken by the NT Department of Health and Community Services, followed by a Commonwealth of Australia-funded Ae. aegypti elimination program. This report details the methods and results of the detection and subsequent elimination activities that were carried out between 2004 and 2006, returning the NT to its dengue vector-free status. There have been very few successful Ae. aegypti elimination programs in the world. This purposeful mosquito elimination for Australia was officially declared on 5 April 2006.
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Journal title: Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
Volume: 45
Pages: 118-126
Publication Date: 2020-06
Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1111/jvec.12379
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