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Although yellow fever does not currently exist in Australia, the species Aedes aegypti - which can transmit the disease - is found widely across northern Queensland. The virus remains a global health concern, but citizen scientists could help prevent its spread. Simon Kutcher/flickr

As heat strikes, here’s one way to help fight disease-carrying and nuisance mosquitoes

Nuisance-biting and mosquito-borne disease are ongoing concerns for health authorities. But an effective citizen science program is now showing how all of us can help beat the bite of mozzies.
Could the sounds from our smartphones repel or attract mosquitoes? Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology)

The buzz from your smartphone won’t stop mosquito bites

The sounds of mosquitoes may be annoying to many but tuning into their musical whines could help design new mosquito traps. Just don't expect sounds from your smartphone to protect you from bites!
Could the menu for your upcoming backyard party help keep the pesky mosquitoes away? From Pexels

What can I eat to stop mosquitoes biting me?

Bananas, garlic, vitamin B and beer. There is little scientific evidence backing claims that what we eat and drink changes how likely we are to be bitten by mosquitoes.

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