Take the steps to protect
Mosquitoes are a health hazard. Some mosquitoes in NSW carry diseases that can make you very sick. Protect yourself and your family from mozzies in four easy steps - Spray up, Cover up, Screen up and Clean up.
Most mosquito-borne diseases found in NSW don’t have vaccines so it is important to protect yourself against mosquito bites.
Knowing how to prevent bites is your best protection - spray up, cover up!
Reducing the number of mosquitoes around your home or business can help prevent mosquito bites.
Find out how to reduce the mosquitoes around you - screen up, clean up!
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the only mosquito-borne disease in NSW that is vaccine-preventable.
Vaccination is recommended for those at highest risk of catching JEV.
Mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases that are spread to humans through mosquito bites. A number of mosquito-borne viruses have been identified in NSW, most recently Murray Valley encephalitis, and Japanese encephalitis. See Mosquitoes are a Health Hazard Factsheet for more information on bite prevention and wound management.
More information on Japanese encephalitis
More information on Murray Valley encephalitis