Who might catch JEV?

Find out who is at risk of catching JEV in this short video from Dr Sonya Bennett.


Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has been detected in Australia. Anyone who gets bitten by an infected mosquito is at risk of getting JEV. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite an animal with the virus and then the infected mosquito bites a human (most commonly the source animal is a waterbird or a pig). Because of this, areas of higher risk include campsites along rivers and places where mosquitoes and waterbirds or pigs are present. If you're visiting an area of risk, there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from JEV. For more information visit health.gov.au

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