Thousands of Australians at risk of JEV in coming wet summer: experts

Mosquito bites are a bigger risk than occupational exposure to pigs, say researchers
Associate Professor Greg Devine.

Arbovirus experts say they are “extremely concerned” about the potential for a major Japanese encephalitis virus outbreak this summer as there are now an estimated 750,000 Australians at risk.

Researchers, led by the mosquito control laboratory at QIMR Berghofer in Brisbane, have mapped the dramatic expansion of the virus across southern states that occurred this year.