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.
Franklin, D., Bisevac, L., & Whelan, P. I. (2011). A year of mosquito monitoring at Robertson Barracks and the nearby Millner Swamp, Northern Territory Australia. The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin, 18(2), 27-34.