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A La Niña climate event-associated major wet season in Northern Australia raises the spectre of a surge in mosquito-borne viral diseases in tropical north Queensland

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posted on 05.10.2018, 00:00 by Andrew Taylor-Robinson
A perfect storm is brewing for the forthcoming Australian summer to be a record season for mosquito numbers, and therefore potentially also for recorded cases of mosquito-transmitted viral (‘arboviral’) diseases. The reasons are multiple, involving early starting and sustained rainfall, indications of a La Niña climate effect in the region, combined with increased exposure due to people being outside during the southern hemisphere vacation period.

History

Volume

2

Issue

1

Start Page

6

End Page

7

Number of Pages

2

Publisher

Allied Academies, UK

Additional Rights

Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology is an open access scholarly publication ... http://www.alliedacademies.org/journal-infectious-diseases-medical-microbiology/

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

01/01/2018

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

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