Protection against mosquitoes has been identified as an area of concern for MIA residents.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District are warning residents to take extra precautions of they are planning on camping or barbecuing over the Christmas break.
Director Public Health Tracey Oakman said mosquitoes can carry human diseases like Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus and Kunjin virus.
People need to take steps to avoid mosquito bites,” Ms Oakman said.
“The last thing anyone wants over their Christmas holidays is to get sick.”
Infections can cause symptoms such as tiredness, rash, fever and sore and swollen joints.
Symptoms usually resolve after several days but can hang around longer.
Steps such as wearing loose fitting clothing and insect repellent help to protect against mosquitoes.