AUTHORITIES are working to contain Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, after they were found in Melbourne yesterday.According to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry containment work is now underway.
Live mosquitoes were found in two glasshouses during a scheduled inspection of live plants imported from China.
DAFF First Assistant Secretary Tim Chapman said the contaminated plants were being destroyed and the glasshouses have been sprayed with insecticide under DAFF supervision.
Further investigations were underway to confirm all mosquitoes have been exterminated.
To date none have been found outside the glasshouses, he said.
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are a known vector for arboviruses such as dengue fever.