NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
Port Stephens 2007-2008
Mosquito/Virus Results

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Note that for mosquito numbers 0 - 50 mosquitoes = "Low", 51 - 100 = "Medium",
101 - 1,000 = "High", 1,001 - 10,000 = "Very High", >10,000 = "Extreme". 1

1/1Mar/2008: Gan Gan had 'high' numbers (181), with 39 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 239, dominated by 124 Aedes multiplex. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (343), with 103 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 172 mosquitoes, with 43 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae trapped 'very high' numbers (2,952) and included 611 Culex annulirostris, 1,444 Coquillettidia linealis, 75 Aedes vigilax and 153 Aedes procax.

5/Mar/2008: Gan Gan had 'medium' numbers (62), with 15 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 254, dominated by 95 Aedes multiplex. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (589), with 116 Culex annulirostris. Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 170 mosquitoes, with 32 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae trapped 'very high' numbers (2,189) and included 833 Culex annulirostris, 661 Coquillettidia linealis, 79 Aedes vigilax and 133 Aedes procax.

27/Feb/2008: Gan Gan had 'high' numbers (174), with 71 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash had a 'very high' catch of 1,008, dominated by 296 Aedes procax and 257 Culex annulirostris. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (658), with 288 Culex annulirostris. Karuah had a partial trap failure collecting 'medium' numbers (74), with 31 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae trapped 'very high' numbers (5,499) and included 2,456 Culex annulirostris, 1,399 Coquillettidia linealis, 467 Aedes vigilax and 419 Aedes procax.

20/Feb/2008: Gan Gan had 'medium' numbers (90), with 32 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 283, dominated by 79 Culex annulirostris. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (568), with 141 Culex annulirostris. Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 259 mosquitoes, with 77 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae trapped 'very high' numbers (2,252) and included 137 Aedes vigilax, 443 Aedes procax and 576 Culex annulirostris .

13/Feb/2008: Gan Gan had 'medium' numbers (58), with 12 Culex annulirostris. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 662, dominated by 336 Culex annulirostris and 113 Aedes vigilax. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (515), with 358 Culex annulirostris. Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 153 mosquitoes, with 32 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae trapped 'very high' numbers (1,749) and included 220 Aedes vigilax, 186 Aedes procax and 559 Culex annulirostris .

11/Feb/2008: There was another two arboviral isolates, which included Barmah Forest virus isolated on 31/Jan/2008 from Aedes procax at Medowie, and Stratford virus which was from Aedes notoscriptus collected on 23/Jan/2008.

8/Feb/2008: There was another isolate of Barmah Forest virus from Aedes procax collected at Saltash on 5/Feb/2008.

5/Feb/2008: Mosquito numbers are mostly well up this week, although Gan Gan had 'low' numbers. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 542, dominated by 219 Culex annulirostris and 135 Aedes vigilax. Medowie also produced a 'high' catch, trapping 873 mosquitoes, being predominantly Culex annulirostris (685). Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 232 mosquitoes, with 122 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae trapped 'very high' numbers (2,197) and included 639 Aedes vigilax, 360 Aedes procax and 353 Culex annulirostris .

1/Feb/2008: There was two Stratford isolates from the collections on 23/Jan/2008; one from Aedes notoscriptus collected at Gan Gan, the other from Aedes vigilax trapped at Karuah.

25/Jan/2008: There was another isolate of Barmah Forest virus from Aedes procax collected at Medowie on 25/Jan/2008.

22/Jan/2008: Gan Gan collected 'medium' (53) mosquito numbers, with 20 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash trapped 'high' numbers (189) and included 140 Culex annulirostris. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (221), with 53 Culex annulirostris. Karuah also had a 'high' catch, collecting 344 mosquitoes, with 116 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'high' numbers (287) and included Culex annulirostris and 79 Coquillettidia linealis.

22/Jan/2008: There was one Stratford isolate from Aedes procax collected at Medowie on 15/Jan/2008.

18/Jan/2008: There was another isolate of Barmah Forest virus from Medowie from Aedes vigilax trapped on 15/Jan/2008.

15/Jan/2008: Gan Gan collected 'medium' (62) mosquito numbers, with 38 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash trapped 'low' numbers. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (104), with 50 Aedes vigilax. Karuah also had a 'high' catch, collecting 261 mosquitoes, with 179 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'high' numbers (984) and included 191 Aedes vigilax, 260 Culex annulirostris and 326 Coquillettidia linealis.

14/Jan/2008: There was one isolate of Barmah Forest virus from Aedes procax collected at Medowie on 8/Jan/2008.

8/Jan/2007: Gan Gan collected 'low' mosquito numbers. Saltash trapped 'medium' numbers (61) and included 18 Aedes vigilax. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (422), with 291 Aedes vigilax. Karuah also had a 'high' catch, collecting 269 mosquitoes, with 176 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'very high' numbers (2,399) and included 1,003 Coquillettidia linealis and 702 Aedes vigilax.

24/Dec/2007: There were two arboviral isolates from the mosquitoes trapped on the 19/Dec/2007. Both were from Karuah, with one isolate of Barmah Forest virus from Aedes procax and one Ross River virus from Aedes vigilax.

19/Dec/2007: Gan Gan collected 'medium' mosquito numbers with a catch of 60, including 24 Aedes vigilax. 'High' numbers (270) were yeilded from Saltash and included 176 Aedes vigilax. Medowie also produced 'high' numbers (412), with 335 Aedes vigilax. Karuah had the first 'very high' catch of the season, trapping 1,360 mosquitoes and this was strongly dominated by the 1104 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'high' numbers (682) and included 238 Aedes vigilax and 210 Culex annulirostris.

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