Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) – Video – What are the symptoms of JEV?

Find out what the symptoms of JEV are and how you can protect yourself in this short video.


SFX: We hear a mozzie buzzing. Music up and under.

VO: What are the symptoms of JEV?

They vary a lot, some people may have no symptoms at all but they could include headaches...


..and vomiting..

And in more severe cases...

Neck stiffness, disorientation, tremors, coma, convulsions (especially in children) and paralysis.

Symptoms usually take 5- 15 days to develop...

after being bitten by an infected mozzie.

But if you or someone you know, starts to show symptoms of JEV..

..get medical attention right away.

... because severe cases may require hospitalisation and close observation.

Help keep our mob safe from JEV by protecting yourself from mozzies 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 for Safety.

Find out more about JEV at health.gov.au

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This animation, produced for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, explains the symptoms of JEV and safety measures to avoid being bitten by infected mosquitos.

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