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Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) and Rainfall Associations with Arbovirus Disease in Eastern Victoria

Barton, Phillip; Weaver, Haylee


Associations between mosquito abundance and Ross River virus (RRV) and Barmah Forest virus (BFV) disease are demonstrated for the Gippsland Lakes region of eastern Victoria, Australia. Significant correlations were obtained between RRV and BFV disease notifications and mosquito counts after lag times ranging from 2-4 months for the dominant mosquito species Aedes camptorhynchus, and 0-3 months for the less abundant mosquitoes Anopheles annulipes, Culex australicus and Culex globocoxitus....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia


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