Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 27th, 2003
"In 1995 and 1998, outbreaks of Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus occurred for the first time in Australia. Virus isolation from pools of mosquitoes indicated Culex annulirostris Skuse was the most likely vector. It was hypothesized that wind-blown mosquitoes introduced JE from Papua New Guinea [PNG] to the Torres Strait and Cape York, northern Australia," said H.F. Chapman and colleagues, Griffith University, School of Environmental Engineering, Queensland, Australia.
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