Mosquito populations explode across Australia raising fears disease

Guardian: Mosquito populations are exploding across Australia, with warm weather and strong tides bringing hordes of the blood-sucking insects to the east coast while flooding in central Australia has triggered warnings of mosquito-borne viruses. More than 200mm of rain has hit parts of central Australia since Wednesday, submerging houses in Alice Springs. Standing pools of water are expected to lead to a boom in mosquito numbers, raising fears of disease carried by the insects. Health authorities are......

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