Scotta Ritchie

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The potential consequences of the reintroduction of poliovirus in the post-eradication era range from trivial (no or self-limited transmission and no clinical cases) to very serious (return of continued transmission of polioviruses and abandonment of the poliomyelitis eradication goal). This paper summarises the key determinants of such outcomes and(More)
The mosquito Aedes albopictus (Ae. albopictus) is a vector of dengue virus in southeast Asia. However, it is most notable for its accidental introductions into and subsequent colonisation of new areas. Ae. albopictus importations, primarily via used tyres infested with eggs, have been documented in the United States of America, Europe and Australia. The(More)
In February 2004, the discovery of an incursion of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti into the town of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory caused concern for the Northern Territory health authorities who proceeded to implement a Commonwealth-funded eradication program. To determine the origin of the incursion, we performed a genetic analysis on Ae. aegypti(More)
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