Facts for health professionals
Sindbis virus is widely and continuously found in insects, such as Culex mosquitoes, in Eurasia, Africa, and Oceania. Clinical infection in humans has almost exclusively been reported in Northern Europe where the virus is endemic.Read the factsheet
Prevention and control
The best protection against mosquito-borne diseases is preventing mosquito bites. Control measures include strengthening mosquito surveillance in areas in Europe at risk of importation of mosquitoes and virus transmission.