Mosquito-borne viruses, or arboviruses, use mosquitoes to transmit from person to person. A mosquito will become infected after sucking the blood of a human or animal with the virus. The mosquito vector will then infect every person it bites after that. Our scientists research mosquitoes and arboviruses to help authorities reduce virus transmission and protect our communities from the risk of disease.
Each arbovirus we research causes different symptoms in humans and is only transmitted by certain mosquito species.
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Queensland Health provides the community with information about mosquito-borne diseases in Queensland.