Evaluation of long-distance dispersal of Culicoides midges into northern Australia using a migration model

Eagles, D., Deveson, T., Walker, P. J., Zalucki, M. P. and Durr, P. (2012) Evaluation of long-distance dispersal of Culicoides midges into northern Australia using a migration model. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 26 3: 334-340. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2915.2011.01005.x


Author Eagles, D.
Deveson, T.
Walker, P. J.
Zalucki, M. P.
Durr, P.
Title Evaluation of long-distance dispersal of Culicoides midges into northern Australia using a migration model
Formatted title
Evaluation of long-distance dispersal of Culicoides midges into northern Australia using a migration model
Journal name Medical and Veterinary Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-283X
1365-2915
Publication date 2012-09
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2011.01005.x
Volume 26
Issue 3
Start page 334
End page 340
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The introduction of novel bluetongue serotypes and genotypes into northern Australia is considered possible via the long-distance windborne dispersal of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) vectors from Southeast Asia. Initial findings from simulation modelling of potential dispersal over a 15-year period revealed that the greatest risk for incursion of windborne Culicoides from the island of Timor into northern Australia occurs during December–March. The regions at greatest risk for incursion include the top end of the Northern Territory and the Kimberley region in Western Australia, but there is potential for more widespread dispersal into northern Australia based on Timor as the putative source. The establishment of a more pathogenic strain of the virus, or of a novel Culicoides vector introduced by such inter-continental dispersal events, could dramatically alter Australia's current bluetongue disease status.
Keyword Culicoides
Arbovirus vectors
Bluetongue
Windborne dispersal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue). Article first published online: 29 DEC 2011.

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