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Title: Recommended water receptacle treatment for exotic mosquitoes on foreign fishing vessels arriving in Australia
Authors: Shortus, Matthew;Whelan, Peter I
subject: chlorine;Mosquitoes;Vector Control;quarantine;southeast Asia
Year: 21-Jan-2009
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Description: Exotic Aedes mosquito larvae are commonly found in receptacles as equipment or cargo that hold or have held water, on overseas vessels arriving in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. This applies especially to international foreign fishing vessels (IFFV) from Indonesia, which are commonly intercepted fishing in Australian waters by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Customs and detained in Darwin or Gove harbours. The drinking water storage receptacles aboard these vessels are often found to contain Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus larvae. Approved procedures to treat drinking water receptacles only allow the use of chlorine, due to the residue concerns posed by the use of insecticides. These treatments are part of routine quarantine inspection and control procedures on vessels or aircraft in the 400 m quarantine zone around air and seaports.
Standard no: 1440-883X
Health Protection Division
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