The Government has said it is investing more than $10 million to combat mosquitoes.
The government’s National Strategic Insect Control Plan (NSICP) aims to develop a plan to deal with the most common vector of all — the mosquito.
It also announced a plan for an anti-mosquito campaign to be launched later this year.
It says the plan will aim to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, malaria and yellow fever, by targeting key population centres.
Key points: The plan will help local communities to protect their homes from mosquito attacksThe plan is expected to focus on key population hubsThe plan calls for an initial target of 10,000 homes in five states to be mosquito-proofedThis strategy will also be rolled out to areas of the country that have been affected by dengues, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.
In a press release, the government said it was investing $10.3 million to create a mosquito control plan.
It says in 2020 it will target 1.7 million homes in Australia.
The plan was announced last week at the annual Cabinet meeting.
NSICPs aim to develop an anti