Tracking the movement of mosquito stowaways
Mosquitoes are a challenge to global health, but University of Melbourne genomics research is trying to stop risky species sneaking past Australian biosecurity.
Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat
A new approach to dengue control that uses anti-viral bacteria is vulnerable to heatwaves, but the bacteria bounce back finds University of Melbourne research.
Using bacteria to control mosquitoes
A University of Melbourne research trial finds the Wolbachia bacteria suppresses dengue-fever carrying mosquitoes, but more work is needed to stop their spread.
5 slightly disgusting facts about mozzies
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Dengue and Zika - but did you know the females also stockpile sperm, and their eggs love to hitch a ride on used car tyres?
Waiting for the Tiger mosquito
It maybe just a matter of time before the tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, arrives on mainland Australia bringing tropical diseases south.
Outsmarting Zika and Dengue Fever
Researchers win an insurance policy by developing a second strain of bacteria to help fight against mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and Dengue Fever.
Blood for science: Putting the bite on mosquito viruses
A simple bacterium that can stop mosquitoes carrying viruses like Zika could be part of the answer in stopping the spread of the Zika outbreak in Latin America.