Preventing Mosquito-Borne Disease in High-Risk Areas

16 Feb 2023

There have been more detections of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus in mosquitoes trapped at multiple locations across northern Victoria.
A second case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus infection has been confirmed in Victoria this mosquito season. The case spent time in Buloke Shire and Swan Hill during their acquisition period.
Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus and West Nile (Kunjin) virus continue to be detected in mosquitoes in northern Victoria.
People spending time outdoors in northern Victoria are strongly recommended to take measures to prevent mosquito bites to reduce their risk of mosquito-borne disease. 

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