Vector borne diseases

Mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases.

To protect against mosquitoes and reduce the risk of diseases they transmit:

  • wear loose-fitting long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin
  • screen windows and doors and remove potential mosquito breeding sites at home

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

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Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a rare but serious disease caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV).

It is spread to humans by infected mosquitoes.

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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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Current as at: Wednesday 30 November 2016
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