​Barmah Forest virus is transmitted to people through the bite of certain types of mosquitoes which can carry the virus. Symptoms of infection include fever, rash and sore joints. The disease occurs in many parts of NSW. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent infection.

Further information

For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.​​​​​​

Page Updated: Monday 13 March 2017