Some illnesses are transmitted by mosquitoes ('mozzies'), including malaria, Dengue fever and the Zika virus. Here's what you need to know about mosquito-borne diseases.
Dengue fever is an illness that is similar to a serious case of the flu. Read more about prevention, symptoms and treatment of dengue fever.
Yellow fever is a serious disease transmitted by an infected mosquito in areas of Africa, Central or South America. Vaccination is recommended.
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.
Murray Valley encephalitis
Murray Valley encephalitis is a rare illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus - read more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Barmah Forest virus
Barmah Forest virus is an illness transmitted by mosquitoes and found only in Australia. Read more about symptoms and treatment.
Ross River virus
Ross River virus is carried by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, rash and joint pain - but most people recover in a few weeks. Learn more here.
Malaria is a disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, which causes an infection of the red blood cells. Find out more here.
Chikungunya virus is a disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It's found mainly in Africa and Asia, so if you're travelling to these areas it's important to take precautions against being bitten.
Learn about the Zika virus, and why it's advisable for pregnant women to avoid travelling to countries with outbreaks.