Mosquito-Related Illness in South Australia
As per recent reports, it has been revealed that there has been decline in the number of mosquito-borne infections in comparison to 2011. South Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paddy Phillips said that till now, there have been only 35 cases of the mosquito-borne cases, which is quite less.
Phillips told that warm, wet weather and high water flow are some of the many reasons for the breeding of mosquitoes. "Mosquito-borne disease is proportional to the number of mosquitoes, so it's good news for the community, but it doesn't mean they should relax their guard against mosquitoes”, said he.
Majority of the mosquitoes-borne diseases are found near the Riverland and it is suspected that disease is migrated northern upstream areas, which are already infested with mosquito-borne viruses. Stephen Fricker, who is a researcher from the University of South Australia, was of the view that mosquitoes-borne diseases are not common in South Australia.
The disease has been transferred, said Fricker, who further affirmed that there are two mosquitoes, which are not commonly found in the area and those being Aedes Theobaldi and Aedes Vittiger. First one is found in the eastern states and second one is found in inland and also in River Murray.
A complete change has occurred when it comes to mosquito habitation. Different varieties of species are found to be thriving in the area. Australia is one of the countries, which has been suffering from mosquito-related illnesses. If reports are to be believed then there are more than 1,000 South Australians, who have been suffering from mosquito-related illness.
Fricker said that there are chances that more types of mosquito-related illnesses come forth as viruses are known for their evolving process.
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