Some illnesses are transmitted by mosquitoes ('mozzies'), including malaria, Dengue fever and the Zika virus. Here's what you need to know
Murray Valley encephalitis
Murray Valley encephalitis is a rare illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus - read more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Chikungunya is a viral disease spread by infected mosquitoes. It is found mainly in Africa and Asia, so if you're travelling to these areas, you should take precautions against insect bites.
Barmah Forest virus infection
Barmah Forest virus infection is an illness spread by mosquitoes and found only in Australia. Read more about the symptoms and treatment here.
Malaria is a disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, which causes an infection of the red blood cells.
Ross River virus
Ross River virus is spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, rash and joint pain. Most people recover in a few weeks. Learn more here.
Japanese encephalitis is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus. Find out how to prevent infection, symptoms to watch out for and when to seek medical help.
Elephantiasis is a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites that can cause arms and legs to swell and the skin to become hard and thick, like an elephant.
Encephalitis is a serious brain condition usually caused by a virus. If you or your child may be affected, seek medical attention immediately.
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