Wednesday, 25 May 2016

How are scientists responding to the threat of mosquito-borne viruses?

Photo courtesy of Dr. Sonja Hall-Mendelin, Forensic
and Scientific Services, Department of
Health, Queensland.
We tried something different this week. 

Dr. @kat_arden, Dr Sonja Hall-Mendelin and myself wrote a story trying to give you a taste of what goes on, kinda behind the scenes, in Queensland, the only State in Australia that has the two tiny bads - Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Also the State with the greatest number of detected human Zika virus infections in travellers.

So, thanks to the foresight of the crew at Croakey, we have been able to briefly touch on the hard work done by Queensland's many innovative and agile scientists, medical doctors, entomologists, council workers, response teams and other collaborators whom I've undoubted and very unintentionally failed to list.

If you like the story - see the link below - please tweet it, facebook it and send it to your family and friends. This may lead to more of these kinds of pieces in the future - but only if you like them.

This was written for the community.