Murray Valley encephalitis virus in chickens raises risk of transmission to humans in Katherine, Australia

The isolation of Murray Valley encephalitis virus in chicken flocks means that there is a risk of transmission to humans through infected mosquitoes.

Travellers to this region can reduce their risk of exposure to this virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus.

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