Third death confirmed as expert warns Japanese encephalitis virus well entrenched

Waterbirds, as well as pigs and mosquitoes, are amplifying transmission, webinar told

A third death has been confirmed in Australia’s outbreak of Japanese encephalitis, as an international expert warns that only “a higher power” can eliminate the virus from Australia.

Professor Thomas Solomon
Professor Tom Solomon.

The SA patient, reported to have died from an unknown suspected mosquito-borne virus in February, has been posthumously confirmed as a Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) case, the