Keep mozzies away

Take the steps to protect

  • Spray up
  • Cover up
  • Screen up

Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance – some also carry diseases that can make you really sick. The risk of mosquito-borne diseases is increasing in NSW due to the warm, wet weather forecast. This summer it’s important to take extra steps to protect yourself and your family by keeping mosquitoes away – spray up, cover up, screen up and clean up!

Mosquito-borne diseases

Mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases that are spread to humans through mosquito bites. A number of mosquito-borne diseases have been identified in NSW, most recently Japanese encephalitis (JE).

JE is a rare but serious disease caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) that is spread to humans by infected mosquitoes. Humans and animals are not able to pass JEV to other humans.

More information on Japanese encephalitis

Mosquito-borne diseases in NSW

Current as at: Wednesday 14 December 2022
Contact page owner: Communicable Diseases