Dryland salinity and vector-borne disease emergence in southwestern Australia.

  title={Dryland salinity and vector-borne disease emergence in southwestern Australia.},
  author={Andrew Jardine and Maree Corkeron and Phil Weinstein},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  volume={33 4},
Broad-scale clearing of native vegetation for agriculture in southwestern Australia has resulted in severe ecosystem degradation, which has been compounded by the subsequent development of large areas of dryland salinity; decreased transevaporation allows the water table to rise, dissolving ancient aeolian salt deposits and creating saline surface pools. The mosquito-borne disease Ross River virus has been noted as a potential adverse human health outcome in salinity-affected regions because… CONTINUE READING

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