What is Encephalitis?

Encephalitis is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that causes fever and headaches.

What is a Mosquito?
Mosquitoes are insects. Like other insects, they are invertebrate animals with three main body parts: the head, the thorax and the abdomen. Click the button to put a mosquito together.

The antennae, the eyes and the mouth parts are found in the head, whereas the legs and wings are found in the thorax. Mosquitoes bite because they need a blood meal to develop their eggs, therefore, only female mosquitoes bite.

Is There a Vaccine?

No vaccine is available so the best protection is avoiding mosquito bites. Read below to learn how.

How Can I Avoid Getting It?

Preventing mosquito bites will keep you from getting the disease.
Click on the pictures below to find out how.

Eliminate mosquitos
from around the home
Protect yourself
against mosquito bites