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Vector-transmitted diseases

Vector-transmitted diseases are spread through the bites of infected arthropods, e.g. mosquitoes and ticks.

The main vector-transmitted diseases in cattle are three-day sickness (bovine ephemeral fever) and Akabane disease.

Equine infectious anaemia is a vector-disease affecting horses that can significantly increase after flooding.

There are 2 types of mosquito-borne viruses, namely Arboviruses (e.g. Ross River virus) and Flaviviruses (e.g. the Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) and Kunjin virus).

This guide gives more information about the main vector-transmitted diseases that affect animals in Queensland and what you can do to prevent it.