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FITTER | HAPPIER: Mosquitoes

Thursday 29th August / presented by Jorja Keay

Mosquitoes are common in Western Australia with almost 100 species and many of these are serious pests and/or transmit disease-causing viruses or parasites.

They can be found in a broad range of habitats and can carry different viruses which can cause potentially serious diseases in humans; with World Mosquito Day just gone on Tuesday 20 August, it is important to take precautions to avoid getting bitten and possibly infected with a disease, and if you do get bitten, what steps you can do to treat it. 

Biological and Applied Environmental Health Hazard's Andrew Jardine joined RTRFM to discuss mosquitoes, their impact on our ecosystem and proper protection.

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