Australia may be facing a monster mozzie season, but experts say much work needs to be done to curb the spread of invasive species that carry nasty diseases.

La Nina weather model has already caused flooding in parts of Queensland and NSW in recent weeks, and the Bureau of Meteorology says large swathes of the country are likely to have an above-average humid summer.

‘But the thing about La Nina is it’s all across the Australia. So it’s not just going to be north Queensland, or Brisbane that’s going to be experiencing increased mosquito populations, it’s going to be all across the country.’.

Much has already been done, and continues to do, for stopping the progress of a disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Perhaps she’ll come back to Wolbachia in future.

The authorities have also been on high alert, also because of the Asian tiger mosquito found in the Torres Strait and several mainland ports.

Dengue fever has spread locally in far-north Queensland after researchers found a way to give the virus the Wolbachia bacteria that prevents it from spreading to humans.

Check in on your garden regularly and tip any sediments in which mozzis may reproduce as well as check the condition of water tanks.


Queensland

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Queensland is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia, (wikipedia)


CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is an Australian Government agency responsible for scientific research. CSIRO works with leading organisations around the world. (wikipedia)


Weather of 2021

The following is a list of weather events that occurred on Earth in the year 2021. The year began with La Niña conditions. (wikipedia)


Effects of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation in Australia

Effects of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation in Australia is present across most of the Australia, particularly the north and the east, and is one of the main climate drivers of the country. (wikipedia)