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

Barton, Phillip; Weaver, Haylee

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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]

dc.contributor.authorBarton, Phillip
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Haylee
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:10:23Z
dc.identifier.issn0372-1426
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/29313
dc.description.abstractAssociations 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. Correlations between RRV and BFV disease notifications and rainfall were significant after lag times of 3-4 months. Monthly abundance of Ae. Camptorhynchus was significantly higher during above-average years of RRV notifications, with higher mosquito abundance during November to January. Together, these results clarify some important timelines between rainfall, mosquito abundance and increased arbovirus activity in eastern Victoria.
dc.publisherRoyal Society of South Australia
dc.sourceTransactions of the Royal Society of South Australia
dc.subjectKeywords: Aedes camptorhynchus; annulipes species complex; Arbovirus; Barmah Forest virus; Bovine foamy virus; Camptorhynchus; Culex australicus; Culex globocoxitus; Culicidae; Diptera; Ross River virus Aedes camptorhynchus; Barmah Forest virus; Gippsland Lakes; Ochlerotatus; Rainfall; Ross River virus
dc.titleMosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) and Rainfall Associations with Arbovirus Disease in Eastern Victoria
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume133
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor060299 - Ecology not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4637548xPUB64
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBarton, Phillip, Deakin University
local.contributor.affiliationWeaver, Haylee, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage257
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage264
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:16:50Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79961113501
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