Call to identify mosquito breeding grounds
Indigo Shire Council is asking residents to help in identifying mosquito breeding grounds in an effort to minimise the risk of mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.
More than 850 Victorians have been diagnosed with Ross River virus so far this year - normally this number is closer to 50.
The virus is spread by mosquitoes which are breeding in record numbers in stagnant water after floods, higher than normal rainfall and high temperatures.
The mosquito breeding grounds they need your help identifying are most often large depressions that hold stagnant water for many days after rain.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 365 003 to report a possible breeding ground near you.
Please provide detailed directions for the location of the breeding ground and a return contact number.