Mosquitoes fly under the radar

PUBLIC health campaigns in Western Australia about mosquito-borne diseases are clearly failing to bite.

Recently published survey results show about one in six residents think malaria and dengue are endemic to the state.

Thankfully, only a handful of residents think mosquitoes transmit HIV.

These results come from a phone survey of 2500 adults on what people know about mosquito-borne disease and how to avoid being bitten.

The findings of the survey, developed by the WA Department of Health and conducted by Edith Cowan University, will be used to