Murray Valley Encephalitis - Western New South Wales, Australia

Health authorities in Western New South Wales have issued a warning after Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus was detected in sentinel chicken flocks. Monitoring viral infections in chicken flocks acts as a warning system for possible exposure to infection with this virus. The public should protect themselves against mosquito bites, since recent flooding and heavy precipitation has led to a significant increase in the mosquito population.

Travellers to New South Wales should be aware of the risk of exposure to Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus.

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

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