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Mosquito Stowaways

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Tracking The Movement Of Mosquito Stowaways:  Dengue mosquitoes and tiger mosquitoes pose a range of challenges to global health, but genomics is helping us to prevent these dangerous species from sneaking past Australian biosecurityBy Dr Tom Schmidt, University of Melbourne. (This article was first published in Pursuit) Everyone knows mosquitoes can fly. Not everyone knows they fly in pressurised cabins 10,000 metres above the ocean. In fact, many of the most dangerous mosquito species get flown all over the world in aeroplanes, or travel on boats or other vehicles. These days there are more plane and boat journeys than ever

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