Murray Valley encephalitis virus infection

Find out how we define and monitor cases of Murray Valley encephalitis, and where you can learn more about this disease.

About Murray Valley encephalitis

Murray Valley encephalitis is a serious, but rare illness caused by a virus you get from being bitten by a mosquito that is carrying the virus. Most reported cases of Murray Valley encephalitis have occurred in northern Australia or Papua New Guinea.

Disease type:
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's Murray Valley encephalitis page.

Surveillance and reporting

Murray Valley encephalitis is a nationally notifiable disease.

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

For more on Murray Valley encephalitis in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence

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