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Deadly mosquitos in Queensland’s backyard

Dangerous Asian Tiger mosquitoes have established populations on the Torres Strait islands of Waiben and Ngurupia, according to research from University of Queensland.

The mosquitos were found just 30 km north of Queensland and can carry deadly viruses such as dengue fever and chikungunya.

The mosquitos are said to have originated in an Indonesian region and transported via fishing vessels, however the study found there were already instances of Asian Tiger mosquitos in northern mainland Australian ports.

Read more at University of Queensland

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