There is no vaccine for it.. A deadly virus appears in Australia

New South Wales Health reported that mosquitoes carrying the "encephalitis" virus have been reported in the deadly Murray Valley in the Darling River town of Menindi.

And the Australian New South Wales Health Service warned that there is no vaccine for this virus.

“Among those who develop severe infections, some may die or suffer lifelong neurological complications,” said Richard Broome, director of New South Wales Health. There are no specific vaccines or treatments for Murray Valley encephalitis, and the best way to avoid infection is to avoid being bitten. Avoiding mosquito bites will also prevent other mosquito-borne infections including Japanese encephalitis, Ross River fever and Parma Forest virus.”

The virus itself lives in the cycle of mosquitoes, birds and gnats and can only infect humans through contact with an infected animal. But the disease is not transmitted from person to person.

Authorities have also reported a five-fold increase in the number of mosquito vectors from Ross River and Parma Forest fever mosquitoes in the Maley district, west of Adelaide.

They also reported a fivefold increase in mosquitoes capable of carrying diseases such as Japanese encephalitis and Kongin/West Nile virus.

"We have an explosion of mosquito populations right now, so it's essential that South Australians protect themselves," said Nicola Spurrier, South Australia's chief health officer.


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