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Title: Mosquito control and the Katherine flood April 2006
Authors: Whelan, Peter I;Kurucz, Nina
subject: Insects;Mosquitoes;Katherine region;Surveys;Monitoring;disasters;emergencies;disease vectors;Vector Control;Arboviruses;insecticides;pest control;engineering;sewage;epidemic polyarthritis;Ross River virus infections;encephalitis;public awareness;risk assessment;prevention and control;urban;Public Health
Year: 5-May-2009
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Description: A shorter version of this report appears in the Northern Territory disease control bulletin June 2006 vol. 13 no. 2: 23-29.
In January 1998 the town of Katherine, approximately 280 km south of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, was extensively flooded, and declared a natural disaster area. In the aftermath of the flood, the Medical Entomology Branch (MEB) of the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS) carried out large-scale mosquito control operations, which reduced mosquito numbers and prevented an outbreak of mosquito borne disease.
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