Murray Valley encephalitis is a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection caused by infection with a virus transmitted through mosquito bites. It has the capacity to cause severe human disease and urgent treatment should be sought if suspected. Prevention relies on avoiding mosquito bites.

Further information

For further information please see Murray Valley encephalitis factsheet, or contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055. ​​​​​​​​

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