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 better target public