What's the buzz behind the latest Japanese encephalitis outbreak?

By Matilda Handsley-Davis
March 18 2022 - 7:00am
PERFECT STORM: It's thought recent rain events creating new wetlands have brought migratory birds into closer contact with mosquitoes, the vector for Japanese encephalitis, and hence into closer proximity to novel populations of people and pigs. Picture: Shutterstock

Japanese encephalitis has catapulted seemingly out of nowhere and into Australian headlines in recent days. With the disease having now reached four states and sadly caused two confirmed deaths, many Australians are looking to answer questions about this new-to-us viral infection.

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