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Mosquito Eradication: The Story of Killing Campto by Richard Russell,Brian Kay

By Richard Russell,Brian Kay

In 1998, the Southern Saltmarsh Mosquito Aedes camptorhynchus (‘Campto’) was once by accident transported from Australia to Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, from the place it dispersed to a different 10 localities more often than not at the North Island. After an funding of NZ$70 million over 10 years, this saltmarsh service of Ross River virus was once eliminated in a world-first application which stunned many.
How did it get there? How did it unfold? How did the staff cope while it arrived at Kaipara Harbour, stated to be the biggest harbour in New Zealand? This booklet attracts jointly the whole unheard of crusade, uncovering the twists and turns and nasty surprises the group needed to care for alongside the best way. Written in an approachable manner, it additionally includes new unpublished technical details so one can be wanted by means of professionals.

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