Australia: After the floods come the mosquitoes – but the disease risk is more difficult to predict
Source(s) : THE CONVERSATION, February 07, 2019
We’re often warned to avoid mosquito bites after major flooding events. With more water around, there are likely to be more mosquitoes.
As flood waters recede around Townsville and clean-up efforts continue, the local population will be faced with this prospect over the coming weeks.
But whether a greater number of mosquitoes is likely to lead to an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease is tricky to predict. It depends on a number of factors, including the fate of other wildlife following a disaster of this kind.
This news is related to one of the 12 themes of the global conference on health and climate change.
You can find all the information on the theme “Preventing epidemics: a community- and public-health-oriented approach ” by following the link.