Mosquito numbers in Greater Shepparton drop but disease risk rises – Greater Shepparton City Council

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This article was published on Thursday, 16 February, 2023. The information contained within may be out of date or inaccurate. News articles and media releases older than 60 days are archived for future reference.
Posted on Thursday 16th of February, 2023,
Greater Shepparton City Council has detected a drop in the number of mosquitoes captured in traps across the municipality but the risk to human health has risen.
The majority of mosquitoes being trapped are the disease carrying species Culex annulirostris. Across most of the flood affected areas of the state, disease is being detected in trapped mosquitoes, including in Greater Shepparton. This means the risk of the transmission of disease to humans is high even though the number of mosquitoes in the environment is lower than it was. Council would like to remind the community that it is even more important to be vigilant and make sure to cover up, follow health care advice and remove potential breeding sites around your property.
Since the late 1970’s, Council has undertaken monitoring and treatment of the local mosquito population in partnership with the Department of Health during November to April.
The most effective protection from mosquito bites and disease is to use insect repellent and cover up.
Some simple tips from the Department of Health, State Government of Victoria include:
Further information on how to protect yourself from mosquito bites can be found at the Better Health Website.
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