Barmah Forest virus infection

Find out how we define and monitor cases of Barmah Forest virus infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.

About Barmah Forest virus infection

Barmah Forest virus infection is an illness transmitted by mosquitoes from animals to humans. It is only found in Australia and occurs throughout most regions particularly around inland waterways and coastal regions. An infection by the virus is not fatal and people who contract this illness recover. 

Disease type:
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

To protect yourself from Barmah Forest virus infection, you need to protect yourself from mosquito bites.  

For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's Barmah Forest virus page

Surveillance and reporting

Barmah Forest virus infection is a nationally notifiable disease

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

For more on Barmah Forest virus infection in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.  

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