Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why naming all our mosquitoes is important for fighting disease

Notorious for spreading diseases like malaria and Zika virus overseas, mosquitoes contribute to thousands of cases of human disease in Australia each year. But only half of Australia's approximately 400 different species ...

Immunology

Australia unprepared for climate change impact on allergies

A rise in dangerous and even fatal asthma and other allergic attacks – as occurred in Melbourne's deadly 2016 'thunderstorm asthma event' – could be one of Australia's biggest health challenges from climate change, warns ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lyme disease predicted to rise in United States as climate warms

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America and its incidence has risen sharply in the last decade. Since its progression depends on environmental factors, increases in daily temperatures, a manifestation ...

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