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.
An increasing number of people bitten by Australian native ticks develop an illness with symptoms that are often similar to Lyme borreliosis.
Tick paralysis is one of the most common preventable causes of death in dogs and cats along the east coast of Australia.
The Aussie tick season has arrived early this year, with a spike in allergies from tick bites. In the Northern Beaches of Sydney, meat allergies as a result of tick bites are now greater than peanut allergies, with more than 1,000 known cases. Dr Cindy Pan told Channel 7’s Sunrise; “Its only a recent phenominum, the...Learn More
A few years ago Catherine Stace was a high flying businesswoman who juggled being the boss of a charity, but a simple tick bite shattered the energetic 51-year-old’s life. “I didn’t think I was going to live,” she told nine.com.au. “My left leg started to drag and then my body just started to decline, especially...Learn More
A 17-year old girl had forgotten most of the past 2 years of her life after a tick bite left her paralyzed, barely able to move. She became seriously ill and developed tick-borne disease – an illness not recognized or treated by doctors in Australia. ‘I do remember the dog walk and remember finding the tick on...Learn More
For the past two years, Avril Lavigne has been out of the spotlight because of her severe battle with Lyme Disease. The 33 year old singer, suffered a major health scare back in 2014 when she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease shortly after her 30th birthday. Lyme disease, which is spread by tick bites, left...Learn More
Jaylene Reynolds, 26 years old, suffers from Multiple-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome(MSIDS), a symptom complex of Lyme Disease and multiple tick borne co-infections. She has lived with the condition for more than half her life. Her family has spent thousands of dollars over the years trying to find the correct diagnosis but it wasn’t until October...Learn More