I have 17 years of experience in the field of medical entomology and parasitology, with a particular focus on mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit to humans. My current research project is in collaboration with the Queensland Institute of Medical Research – Berghofer and the US Department of Defense based in Peru, investigating the use of novel spatial repellents to intercept biting by Aedes aegypti, the primary vector of dengue and Zika viruses. I am also currently working as a Mentor in the Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine Cohort Doctoral Studies Program.


  • TM5518: Medical Entomology (Level 5; CNS)
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Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

Metofluthrin, a targeted intervention for high-risk persons during Zika, dengue, and emerging mosquito-borne disease outbreaks in far north Queensland

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In far north Queensland we have one of the world's most important mosquito vectors of dengue, Zika, and other viruses of public health significance. In this study, we look at interventions to protect high risk individuals from vector-borne disease in the event an outbreak scenario.
Tamara Buhagiar and Scott Ritchie in collaboration with Gregor Devine (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and Queensland Institute of Medical Research)
Aedes aegypti; Dengue; Vector Control; Zika; Intervention; Emerging Infectious Diseases

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