A year of mosquito monitoring at Robertson Barracks and the nearby Millner Swamp, Northern Territory Australia

Donald Franklin, Lubomir Bisevac, Peter I Whelan

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    Abstract

    Large numbers of military personnel are basedin northern Australia, generating risks to themfrom endemic tropical mosquito-borne diseases. In addition, posting of the military to TimorLeste and other overseas locations poses a risk that mosquito-borne disease, notably malaria and dengue fever, will be imported back to Australia, a potential problem both for thosepersonnel and the wider community. RobertsonBarracks, near Palmerston in the Northern Territory (NT), lies adjacent to a seasonal freshwater wetland and 1.5 km from the seasonal fresh, brackish and saline habitats ofMillner Swamp, and its mosquito incidence isconsequently an issue of concern. 
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages27-34
    Number of pages8
    Volume18
    No.2
    Specialist publicationThe Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin
    PublisherCentre for Disease Control
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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