The Indo-Papuan conduit: a biosecurity challenge for Northern Australia

Horwood, Paul F., McBryde, Emma S., Peniyamina, Dunstan, and Ritchie, Scott A. (2018) The Indo-Papuan conduit: a biosecurity challenge for Northern Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42 (5). pp. 434-436.

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Abstract

Despite Australia’s strict quarantine practices, the northern tropical region of Australia is at risk of the importation of exotic emerging diseases. The region’s hot and humid climate is conducive to year-round production of mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit. It is imperative that disease control measures extend beyond Australia’s borders to improve surveillance, laboratory capacity and clinical practices in developing countries in our region.

Item ID: 55817
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1753-6405
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Funders: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC 1044698
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 23:37
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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