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In 1998, the Southern Saltmarsh Mosquito Aedes camptorhynchus (‘Campto’) was accidentally transported from Australia to Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, from where it dispersed to another 10 localities mainly on the North Island. After an investment of NZ$70 million over 10 years, this saltmarsh carrier of Ross River virus was eradicated in a world first program which surprised many.

How did it get there? How did it spread? How did the team cope when it arrived at Kaipara Harbour, said to be the largest harbor in New Zealand? This book draws together the entire unprecedented campaign, uncovering the twists and turns and nasty surprises the team had to deal with along the way. Written in an approachable way, it also contains new unpublished technical information which will be sought after by professionals.

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* Draws together the entire unprecedented campaign: science, politics, environment
* The only known publication relating to the mosquito eradication
* The volume editors are both top internationally recognized scientific authors with approximately 500 publications between them

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Brian Kay is a Group Leader at QLD Institute of Medical Research’s Mosquito Control Laboratory, which is designated by the World Health Organization as an official global Collaborating Centre for Environmental Management for Vector Control. He is renowned for his arbovirus and mosquito research, has published 285 papers and is a highly sought after expert at international events.

Richard C. Russell is Professor of Medical Entomology at The University of Sydney, and founding Director of the Department of Medical Entomology at Westmead Hospital. He has worked as a Medical Entomologist, in public health and tropical medicine, for more than 40 years, and has a broad experience with insects and other arthropods of medical importance.

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"[T]he book as written is quite acceptable for both the novice reader and the professional. The book is presented in a very friendly tone throughout avoiding too much technical jargon as much as possible. The book based on a story of successful mosquito eradication will be useful as a learning experience for both students and professional entomologists for now and in the future." (Lal S. Mian, California State University Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 2014-09-01)

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