Evolution of Mosquito-Based Arbovirus Surveillance Systems in Australia

  title={Evolution of Mosquito-Based Arbovirus Surveillance Systems in Australia},
  author={Andrew F van den Hurk and Sonja Hall-Mendelin and Cheryl A. Johansen and David Warrilow and Scott A. Ritchie},
  booktitle={Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology},
Control of arboviral disease is dependent on the sensitive and timely detection of elevated virus activity or the identification of emergent or exotic viruses. The emergence of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in northern Australia revealed numerous problems with performing arbovirus surveillance in remote locations. A sentinel pig programme detected JEV activity, although there were a number of financial, logistical, diagnostic and ethical limitations. A system was developed which detected… CONTINUE READING