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Mosquitoes & Ross River Disease

Postby Noel Tudball » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:30 pm

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I'll bet you've also noticed that mozzies are in plague proportions in Seaford and around the Wetlands (and other areas) at the moment - the worst for several years.

FCC advise that Melbourne Water (not FCC, as previously thought) initiated a control program on October 14 ...... it will "take a while" to have an effect on the breeding cycle.

More mozzie news & information:
Melbourne Water - mosquito monitoring and control at Seaford Wetlands
Mosquito control - "briquettes"
Health issues - diseases
Health issues - ulcers


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Re: Mosquitoes & Ross River Disease

Postby Noel Tudball » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:40 pm

There has been a noticeable decrease in the number of mosquitoes recently ..... and then this .......

Disappointingly the only advice is: "avoid mosquito bites" .... well, fancy that .....

Preventing Ross River virus disease
To reduce the risk of infection:
  • Wear long, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing and use effective insect repellents, which need to be applied regularly according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Avoid mosquito-prone areas, especially at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are more active and likely to bite.
  • Ensure that your accommodation has flyscreens properly fitted to windows and external doors.
  • Reduce the number of potential mosquito breeding habitats around your home by ensuring no stagnant water is present. Containers holding water should be emptied and washed regularly.

Ross River virus detected in Melbourne, possibly for first time

Ross River Virus Disease does not relapse new study shows

Most people recover from RRV
The majority of people with Ross River virus disease recover completely within a year. Current knowledge suggests that the body builds an immune response to the virus, which is likely to protect you against the disease for the rest of your life. Some people may have symptoms that last longer than a year or recur but these may be due to other causes. See your doctor to check your diagnosis if you are concerned about ongoing symptoms.
Source: ... us-disease

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