Australia’s Kimberley region Murray Valley Encephalitis warning

WESTERN Australia’s health department issued an alert this week after a West Kimberley resident was found to have contracted Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE). The state’s last reported case was in 2018 and while the department classes the risk of infection as low, it also warned that there has been viral activity in the Kimberley as recently as June (confirmed through testing of sentinel chicken flocks). Locals and visitors are advised to avoid mosquito bites, particularly when fishing and camping. Read more

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