There is no treatment or vaccine for Ross River virus; the only way to prevent is to avoid mosquito bites.
Only half of Australia’s approximately 400 different species of mosquitoes have been scientifically named and described. So how are scientists able to tell the unnamed species apart?
The debate about Lyme disease and its presence in Australia that has occupied media headlines and the minds of scientists and health professionals for more than three decades.
While the technology has promise, commercially available mosquito-repellent clothing isn’t the answer to all our mozzie problems.
Expansion of the blacklegged and other tick populations across Canada over the last few years mean an increased risk of diseases like Lyme disease. But even back home in Australia where the tick season is also restarting, it is wise to do a full body tick check on ourselves and our pets when we come in from the outdoors.
An increasing number of people bitten by Australian native ticks develop an illness with symptoms that are often similar to Lyme borreliosis.
In America, New Jersey has a new visitor, and it’s not welcome.
Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialise in biting humans.
Leading tick expert and immunologist Dr Mualla McManus recalls how her husband's health started to decline after a tick bite whilst filming an episode of Home and Away in 2007.
Why the uptick in vector-borne disease, and more importantly, how can we protect ourselves from potentially serious diseases? As researchers of these types of diseases, we have some answers.