Ross River Fever

Ross River fever is caused by infection with Ross River virus, one of a group of viruses called arboviruses (or arthropod-borne viruses), which are spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. What are the symptoms? Many people who are infected with the virus will never...

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a viral disease spread only by certain mosquitoes – mostly Aedes aegypti or “dengue mosquitoes”, which are common in tropical areas around the world. Towns in north Queensland that have Aedes aegypti are prone to outbreaks of dengue when...

Malaria

Malaria is a disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitos. It causes an infection of the red blood cells that can sometimes be fatal if left untreated. Like many diseases, it is better to prevent it, if possible, than treat it. Malaria symptoms If you are...

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis Key facts Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a flavivirus related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses, and is spread by mosquitoes. JEV is the main cause of viral encephalitis in many countries of Asia with an estimated 68 000...