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Mosquito-borne diseases

We don’t believe in a future where curable diseases are globally rife.


Global warming has led to an alarming increase in mosquito populations. A threat to humankind, their spreading of diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and the Zika virus costs millions of deaths every year.

Mozzie-Wear is a one-size-fits-all suit that protects against mosquito bites. Available in Dengue-Athletic, Zika-Corporate or Malaria-Casual, Mozzie-Wear is the only option to avoid these mosquito-borne illnesses.

Today's mosquito-borne disease challenge

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest insects in the world; their ability to carry and spread diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and Zika results in millions of deaths worldwide.

This future shouldn't exist; we're changing it

  • Treating mosquito-borne diseases

    Our Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is working towards treating mosquito-borne diseases by collaborating globally with researchers to develop safe, effective and affordable drugs to treat malaria wherever the disease surfaces.

  • World Mosquito Program

    The Monash-based World Mosquito Program is preventing the spread of debilitating diseases such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. We’re breeding mosquitoes with a natural bacteria called Wolbachia, which stops them from passing on these diseases to people. The method doesn’t pose a risk to natural ecosystems or human health, and unlike most vector control initiatives, it's natural and self-sustaining. In areas where Wolbachia is self-sustaining at a high level, there have been no dengue outbreaks.

  • Reducing mosquito-spread diseases

    Read more from World Mosquito program director Professor Scott O'Neill about how Monash is using Wolbachia to reduce mosquito-spread diseases.