NSW Health undertakes vector-borne disease (VBD) surveillance to inform public health action to prevent illness within the community from endemic local vector-borne diseases, such as
Ross River virus and
Barmah Forest virus, and to inform appropriate prevention messages for travellers to areas of the world with exotic vector-borne diseases, such as
Zika virus and
These reports include analyses of notifiable arbovirus infections and other notifiable arthropod-borne infections in NSW residents.
VBD notifications data are extracted from the New South Wales Notifiable Conditions Information Management System (NCIMS). Data is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Further information on notifications for particular vector-borne diseases is available; see Infectious diseases data and select the condition of interest. Various data filters are available, including date range, age-group, gender and local health district.
Surveillance of VBD infections in humans is supported by the local mosquito and sentinel chicken surveillance activities of the
NSW Arbovirus and Vector Monitoring Surveillance Program. Annual arbovirus and vector monitoring surveillance reports are published by the Environmental Health Branch during the arbovirus season.