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Mosquito and Virus Surveillance as a Predictor of Human Ross River Virus Infection in South-West Western Australia: How Useful Is It?

Walker, Liz; Selvey, Linda; Jardine, Andrew; Johansen, Cheryl; Lindsay, Michael


Mosquito and virus surveillance systems are widely used in Western Australia (WA) to support public health efforts to reduce mosquito-borne disease. However, these programs are costly to maintain on a long-term basis. Therefore, we aimed to assess the validity of mosquito numbers and Ross River virus (RRV) isolates from surveillance trap sites as predictors of human RRV cases in south-west WA between 2003 and 2014. Using negative binomial regression modeling, mosquito surveillance was found...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-09-04
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0459
Access Rights: Open Access


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