NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
Press Releases

These are various press reports either relating to the NSW Arbovirus Surveillance  Program or to mosquitoes and virus activity. Click onto the title for the full article. If you have a press report please send it to Stephen Doggett for inclusion onto the web site.

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Title Date Source
River virus alert 8 July 2003 Hills News
Warning: Barmah Forest virus on the increase 6 May 2003 The Northern Star
Fever packs a punch 25 March 2003 Central Coast Advocate, pg 9
Dengue outbreak gripping Cairns
Pg 1    Pg 2
21 March 2003 The Australian, pg 13-14
This little pest is one pain
Pg 1   Pg 2
15 March 2003 Central Coast Extra, pg 1,4
"Ballina says no to wide mozzie spraying" 28 April 2001 The Northern Star
"Sleep tight and don't let the mozzies bite you" 20 April 2001 The Advocate
"Residents stung into action" 18 April 2001 The Northern Star, pg 3
"Editorial: Petition puts bite on council" 18 April 2001 The Northern Star, pg 8
"Last curtain call" 7 April 2001 The Northern Star, pg 28
"Mozzie bites infects leg" 31 March 2001 The Northern Star, pg 3
"Mosquitoes" 31 March 2001 The Northern Star, Opinions pg 15
"Ballina faces mosquito plague" 29 March 2001 The Advocate, pg 2
"Kill mosquitos plea" 28 March 2001 The Northern Star
"Mozzie plague tests humans" 28 March 2001 The Northern Star, editorial
"Fred's awake to hassles of the mosquito" 24 March 2001 The Northern Star, pg 7
"Stay safe from mosquito viruses" 22 March 2001 The Advocate, pg 2
"Mosquito plague descends on coast" 21 March 2001 The Northern Star, pg 5
"Virus Scare, Isa boy has confirmed case of MVE" (Part A) 27 February 2001 The North West Star, pg 1
"Virus Scare, Isa boy has confirmed case of MVE" (Part B) 27 February 2001 The North West Star, pg 2
"Guard against MVE infection" 27 February 2001 The North West Star, editorial
"Health authority warns of killer disease in west" 17 February 2001 Weekend Liberal, pg 3
"Encephalitis alert" 17 February 2001 Sydney Morning Herald, pg 4
"Mosquito virus can be deadly" 21 February 2001 Warren Advocate, pg 11
"Mossie-ridden North Coast alerted to possible epidemic" 15 February 2001 The Adovcate, pg 4
"Mozzie Warning" 4 February 2001 The Sunday Telegraph pg13
"Mossie outbreak sees health warning issued" 2 February 2001 The Northern Star
"Holiday Survival Guide - How to beat the mozzies" 9 January 2001 Sydney Morning Herald pg2
"Mozzie disease risk worst for 10 years" December 2000 Dubbo
"Mosquito disease could reach epidemic levels" November 2000 CDI pg 363
"Mozzie health warnings" 7 December 2000 The Land pg 6
"Chooks keep an eye on Ross River virus" 28 November 2000 Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Frontpage
"Flooding brings mosquito alert" 22 November 2000 Daily Telegraph
"Mosquito Buzz" March 2000 Ryde City News pg 2
"The outsiders" 3 February 2000 Sydney Morning Herald pg 12
"Mosquito threat" 13 January 2000 The Land pg 51
"Zappers a big bug for people too" 14 November 1999 Sunday Telegraph
"Mozzies under the spotlight" 10 November 1999 The Advocate
"Reducing Ross River risk" 5 November 1999 Western Weekender
"Scare on Ross River fever" 5 November 1999 Penrith Press
"Sydney mozzie virus threat" 17 October 1999 The Sun-Herald pg 31
"Mosquito virus soars in Sydney" 1 October 1999 Daily Telegraph
"Painful discovery"
Part 1   Part 2
13 April 1999 The Bulletin pg 38-39
"Ross River outbreak
forces public alert
"
4 March 1999 Daily Telegraph
"Mossies on the move" 3 March 1999 North Coast Advocate pg 2
"Mosquito hordes raise
Ross River fever fears
"
11 October 1998 Sun Herald
"Mozzie worry exterminated" 24 June 1998 Parramatta Advertiser
"Blitz on mosquitoes "will not stop"
spread of Ross River fever
"
19 June 1998 Sydney Morning Herald pg6
"Mosquito menace brings
virus to the city
"
18 June 1998 Sydney Morning Herald pg1
"Disease-carrying tropical
mosquitoes heading for NSW
"
13 May 1998 Sydney Morning Herald pg6
"Beware the bighters!"
Part 1   Part 2
3-4 April 1998 Manning River Times pg1-2
"Choppers have mossies
in sights at wetlands
"
20 February 1998 Daily Telegraph
"Helicopter spraying to curb
mosquito menace
"
19 February 1998 Sydney Morning Herald
"Climate good for mossies" 18 February 1998 Parramatta Advertiser pg2
"Mozzie nightmare" ? The Land
"Northern Ross River
fever warnings
"
? The Land
"Olympic mosquitoes really bite" 13 February 1998 Daily Telegraph pg23
"Ross River virus could
hit suburbs
"
14 January 1998 Parramatta Advertiser
"Significant increase in Ross
River fever
"
14 January 1998 Central Coast Express Advocate
"It's time to get ready to fight those
pests that bite in the night
"
6 October 1997 Sydney Morning Herald
"Mosquito virus watch
extended to the city
"
28 May 1997 Sydney Morning Herald
"Ross River outbreak 'baffling'" 8 May 1997 Daily Telegraph
"Beware: Ross River fever
is out there
"
2 May 1997 Central Coast Express Advocate
"Fever cases are on climb" 30 April 1997 Central Coast Express Advocate
"Mozzie battle hotting up" 5 March 1997 North Coast Advocate
"Ballina wages hormone
war on mosquitoes
"
26 February 1997 Northern Star
"Ross River fever strikes 1000"
Part 1   Part 2
3 Janurary 1997 Daily Telegraph pg1-2
"The Golfer who lost his drive" 3 Janurary 1997 Daily Telegraph pg2
"Fever epidemic on South Coast" ? 1995 ?

 

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