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Interim report to the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee on the detection of exotic mosquitoes in tyres at Perkins Shipping, Darwin, Northern Territory on 12 May 2006

By Matthew Shortus and Peter I Whelan


A Perkins container ship arrived in Darwin Harbour from Singapore on Wednesday 10 May 2006 and docked at the international wharf at Perkins Shipping at 04.30. An Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services (AQIS) officer conducted a pre-clearance inspection of the container ship on Thursday 11 May 2006. A quarantine inspection of the container ship was then conducted by AQIS on the morning of Friday 12 May 2006. During this quarantine inspection, mosquito larvae were found breeding in water pooling at the bottom of 6 large earthmoving tyres. The tyres were stacked upright, and protruding from the top of an open, uncovered shipping container.Date:2006-0

Topics: International, Quarantine, Mosquitoes, Insects, Surveys, Vector control, Arboviruses, Southeast Asia, Risk management, Insecticides
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Year: 2006
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