SFX: We hear a mozzie buzzing. Music up and under
VO: How do you get JEV?
Mozzies become infected with JEV when they bite an animal with the virus.
The most common animals infected with JEV are pigs and waterbirds but you can't get JEV from eating their meat.
And you can't get it from another person who has JEV.
You can only get JEV from a mozzie infected with it.
So when you're travelling about...
protect yourself from mozzies..
by using these four SWAT FOR SAFETY tips.
S is for screens closed.
W is for wear clothes that cover up, especially at dusk and dawn.
A is for apply effective mozzie repellent...
..and T is for tip out dirty water.
Help keep our mob safe from JEV and SWAT..
Find out more about JEV at health.gov.au
This animation, produced for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, explains what JEV is, how you get the virus and safety measures to avoid being bitten by infected mosquitos.