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The Rise of Mosquitos and Midges in Melbourne: Guarding Against the Buruli Ulcer Virus

The Rise of Mosquitos and Midges in Melbourne: Guarding Against the Buruli Ulcer Virus

, by Aussie Pharma Direct, 1 min reading time

An alarming surge of mosquito populations in Melbourne has caused the spread of Buruli Ulcer Virus, a severe condition that has made its way across numerous suburbs. 

What are the symptoms?

The onset for this mosquito borne virus is debilitating skin ulcers, nodules or papules. If left untreated, they can develop into to larger ulcers and cause swelling to the affected area. Other symptoms of Buruli Ulcer Virus may include

  • Formation of ulcers with undermined edges.
  • Necrosis and tissue damage, leading to skin loss.
  • Occasionally, fever and general malaise.

How is Buruli Ulcer Virus spread?

Research indicates that the transmission of the virus is caused by infected and disease carrying mosquitos that bite humans, transferring  bacterium and starts its destructive path. 

How to prevent Buruli Ulcer Virus?

The best line of defence is to avoid mosquito bites with Good Riddance's Insect Repellent. Formulated to protect against mosquitos, midges and sandflies, its application can significantly reduce the risk of getting bitten.

Using repellents like Good Riddance is especially crucial during peak mosquito activity times, such as dawn and dusk. It acts as a barrier between you and the disease-carrying insects. Safe for the whole family including the little ones 3 months+.

Melbourne residents are urged to take proactive measures: avoid stagnant water areas, wear protective clothing, and apply repellents like Good Riddance.

The use of repellents isn't just about avoiding an itchy bite – it's about safeguarding from more severe health risks such as Buruli Ulcer Virus.


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