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news.com.au 16 Nov, 2021 05:30 am

Mosquito: Warning Australia season could be one of the worst for decades

Mosquito: Warning Australia season could be one of the worst for decades
Australia could be set to experience “one of the worst” mosquito seasons for decades, an expert in the medical impact of insects has said.

Australia could be set to experience “one of the worst” mosquito seasons for decades, an expert in the medical impact of insects has said.“All this water is going to be sitting around for months on end and will provide habitat for mosquitoes, and I’m expecting we’re going to see one of the worst mosquito seasons I’ve ever seen in my working life and that’s 35 years,” Westmead Hospital director of medical entomology Professor Stephen Doggett told Channel 7’s The Morning Show .” Australia could see one of its worst mosquito seasons for decades in the coming months.” Queensland authorities have already warned people to cover up to avoid mosquitoes as the weather warms up to Ross River virus.

According to Queensland Health’s acting deputy director general Keith McNeil, Ross River infections account for the largest number of human mosquito-borne disease notifications in the state.“There’s no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment available for Ross River virus, so it’s important you take steps to avoid infection as much as possible.

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