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Chikungunya virus

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.

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Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a serious disease transmitted by an infected mosquito in areas of Africa, Central or South America. Vaccination is recommended.

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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is a serious brain condition usually caused by a virus. If you think or your child may have encephalitis, seek medical attention straight away.

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Elephantiasis

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.

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Mosquito-borne diseases

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.

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Viral haemorrhagic fevers

Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a group of rare but potentially life-threatening illnesses that are caused by different viruses.

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Murray Valley encephalitis

Murray Valley encephalitis is a rare illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus - read more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Malaria

Malaria is a disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, which causes an infection of the red blood cells. Find out more here.

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Barmah Forest virus

Barmah Forest virus is an illness transmitted by mosquitoes and found only in Australia. Read more about symptoms and treatment.

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Dengue fever

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.

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