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Mosquito culls to combat mystery ulcer

26 April 2018
Pest Control
Mosquito culls will be deployed in an attempt to halt the spread of Victoria’s mysterious flesh-eating ulcer. Cases of the Buruli ulcer have skyrocketed in recent years, with a record 275 infections across the state in 2017, compared to less than 50 in 2010. While experts believe mosquitoes are a big player in the spread […] Find out more

Chief Health Officer Advisory: Poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne

5 May 2017
Public Health and Wellbeing
Chief Health Officer Advisory 4 May 2017 Poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne Status: Active Date issued: 4 May 2017 Issued by: Professor Charles Guest, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Health professionals, consumers Key messages • Extreme caution is advised when picking and consuming wild mushrooms – if in doubt, don’t consume. • Poisonous mushrooms […] Find out more

What bugs Tasmanians? Dr Simon Grove on the island state’s most inquired-about insects

29 November 2015
Latest News
Dr Simon Grove gets asked ‘what is it?’ and ‘should I be scared?’ about various creepy crawlies in his job at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) regularly, but guess what bugs Taswegians the most? “If there was one answer to the question ‘what bugs Tasmanians?’ it would be spiders,” Dr Grove said. “We […] Find out more