Mosquito-borne diseases

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

Mosquito-borne diseases in NSW

Current as at: Friday 9 February 2024
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