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Results

We are now testing mozzie eggs collected by hundreds of 'Zika Mozzie Seekers' across the Metro South Health region. In fact, the first set of results are in. Check out the 'Mozzie Maps' below for an overview of the current results.

We split the 'Zika Mozzie Seekers' into four groups across the region. The results for Group 1 and Group 2 are published below.

All clear for Zika mozzies: At the current stage of testing, no Zika mozzie eggs (Aedes aegypti species) have been identified. Any eggs found are from other domestic mozzie species.

The results for Groups 3 and 4 should be released by the end of April 2017.

For a reminder of which group you belong to, please see this suburb list:

Group 1


Redland Bay
Shailer Park
Sheldon
Sherwood
Sinnamon Park
Slacks Creek
South Maclean
Springwood
Sunnybank
Sunnybank Hills
Tanah Merah
Tarragindi
Tennyson
Thorneside
Thornlands
Tingalpa
Underwood
Upper Mount Gravatt
Victoria Point
Wakerley
Waterford
Waterford West
Wellington Point
Wishart
Woodridge
Woolloongabba
Wynnum
Wynnum West
Yarrabilba
Yeerongpilly
Yeronga

Group 2

Acacia Ridge
Alexandra Hills
Algester
Annerley
Balmoral
Bannockburn
Beenleigh
Belmont
Bethania
Birkdale
Browns Plains
Buccan
Bulimba
Burbank
Calamvale
Camp Hill
Cannon Hill
Capalaba
Carbrook
Carina
Carina Heights
Carindale
Cedar Grove
Cedar Vale
Chambers Flat
Chandler
Chelmer
Cleveland
Coochiemudlo Island
Coopers Plains
Coorparoo
Corinda

Group 1 results

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Week results

Group 2 results

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Week 2 results

Map images: © 2017 Google - Map data © 2017 Google

What do the results mean?

The circles on the maps above indicate the locations of 'Zika Mozzie Seekers' and the approximate number of eggs on their collection strips.

Zero eggs This is an important result. It might mean there are no domestic mosquitoes at your place. Otherwise, it could indicate an issue with the set up of your trap or be related to the recent run of very hot weather, which meant mozzie numbers could have been lower than expected in some areas. 

1-75 eggs A low number of eggs

76-200 eggs An intermediate number of eggs

201-1,000 eggs A high number of eggs

Over 1,001 eggs A very high number of eggs

If you have mozzie eggs (especially intermediate, high or very high), take steps to prevent mozzies around your home. 

How to prevent mozzies 

There are several effective ways to reduce the number of mozzies around your property, and reduce your chances of being bitten. One great example is removing water tanks and containers from your garden. 

Taking steps to prevent mozzies can reduce your chances of contracting diseases spread by mozzies and make your outdoor environment more pleasant. 

For mozzie prevention tips, see:

Have your say

We would love to hear about your experience of being a 'Zika Mozzie Seeker'. Please give us your views and help shape the future of the project. Fill in our short online survey or join a face-to-face discussion session

Last updated 16 April 2017
Last reviewed 22 March 2017

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