Each year in Queensland, there are over 3000 cases of mosquito borne disease, with the most common being Ross River Virus, Barmah Forest Virus and dengue. Mosquito borne disease can cause a range of symptoms, some of which are severe.
We all have a part to play in reducing the risk of mosquito borne disease.
Queensland Health’s Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit and a network of Public Health Units across the state work in partnership with local government and other stakeholders to ensure effective and sustainable mosquito management programs remain in place to prevent disease and manage outbreaks.
Because some mosquito types that can transmit disease breed in domestic environments, the general public also play a very important role in reducing mosquito breeding sites around the home and workplace.