Insect allergy

Insect allergyHere’s why and how the NACE is working to centralise insect allergy research and translation of evidence into practice. 

Allergy reality 

  • Australia is home to some of the world’s deadliest creatures. Insect sting allergy is the leading cause of fatal anaphylaxis in the country.​
  • About 10 per cent of the population will develop an allergic reaction to venom released by a stinging insect.
  • Insects pose an emerging threat for people with aeroallergen sensitivities such as house dust mite-driven allergic rhinitis, which is the most common aeroallergen in Australia.

One of our priorities is to establish a National Allergy Repository that will bring together data and biosamples on acute allergic reactions to insect bites and their associated healthcare usage. This will help us to better understand the impact of insect allergy across Australia and in turn revolutionise the evidence-based approach to venom immunotherapy.​

Individuals and families

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Meet the Insect Allergy Steam Advisory Group

The Group helps provide a national framework for collaboration and communication among insect allergy experts.

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Insect allergy research and resources

See the latest key publications, news, events and resources about insect allergy in Australia, and beyond.

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