Vector borne diseases

​A number of insects found in Australia, particularly mosquitoes, can transmit diseases. The best advice to avoid catching an insect borne disease is to avoid being bitten.​​​​

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Resources

Posters, video and other assorted resources related to the prevention of vector borne diseases.

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For health professionals

Routine mosquito surveillance has detected a marked increase in total numbers of mosquitoes in inland areas following recent flood events and heavy rains. Further information is available for:

Surveillance

Surveillance is the organised monitoring of levels of virus activity, vector populations, infections and other factors to detect or predict changes in the transmission dynamics of arboviruses, in an effort to reduce the potential for human disease.

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Page Updated: Wednesday 30 November 2016