Flavivirus infection (including Zika virus)

Find out how we define and monitor cases of flavivirus, including Zika virus, and where you can learn more about this disease.

About flavivirus infection

Flaviviruses are a group of viruses that are transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Flaviviruses in this category include Alfuy, Kokobera, Edge Hill, Stratford, New Mapoon and Zika viruses.

Disease type:
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about Zika virus symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's Zika virus page.

For more about flaviviruses, see the Queensland government's flavivirus page

Surveillance and reporting

Flavivirus virus is a nationally notifiable disease.

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

For more on Flavivirus virus in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.

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