Travellers used to have just two concerns if they encountered Asia’s ubiquitous macaque monkeys.
By Ruth Anderson, travel health nurse, Travelvax Australia.
By Dr Eddy Bajrovic, Medical Director, Travelvax Australia.
Australians tend to think of our 'home-grown' mosquitoes as annoying rather than dangerous. That's a mistake, according to one of Australia's best-known mosquito experts, Dr Cameron Webb, an entomologist based at the University of Sydney.
AN effective personal insect repellent is still the most reliable first line of defence against biting mosquitoes. Unfortunately, there is still confusion among people looking for alternatives to 'chemical repellents', which they often (wrongly) perceived to be 'unsafe'. And, many people don't un