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Insect bites and stings - infographic

Explore this infographic to learn about the insects that can cause infections and allergic reactions, the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of and tips to prevent bites and stings.

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Insect bites and stings

Most insect bites will clear up in a day or two, although some people can have severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Learn more about insect bites and how to handle allergic reactions.

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Bites and stings

Most insect bites and stings are relatively harmless - but some spiders, snakes and sea creatures can be very dangerous. Learn more about them here.

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Insect stings - infographic

Explore this infographic to learn about the insects that can cause infections and allergic reactions, the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of and tips to prevent stings.

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Insect bites - infographic

Explore this infographic to learn about the insects that can cause infections and allergic reactions, the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of and tips to prevent bites.

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Tick bites

Tick bites are usually harmless, but it’s still important to know how to avoid and treat bites, and what to do after visiting an area where ticks are present.

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Spider bites

Bitten by a spider? Not sure what to do? This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the type of spider involved.

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Bed bugs

Bed bugs are small insects that feed on your blood, often causing itchy bites. Learn about treatment and prevention.

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Barmah Forest virus

Barmah Forest virus is an illness transmitted by mosquitoes and found only in Australia. Read more about symptoms and treatment.

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Chikungunya virus

Chikungunya virus is a disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It's found mainly in Africa and Asia, so if you're travelling to these areas it's important to take precautions against being bitten.

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Mosquito-borne diseases

Some illnesses are transmitted by mosquitoes ('mozzies'), including malaria, Dengue fever and the Zika virus. Here's what you need to know about mosquito-borne diseases.

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