‘Why did it disappear?’ JEV outbreak still shrouded in mystery as expert warns it could return

Professor Greg Devine says we still do not know how the 2022 outbreak started.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Associate Professor Greg Devine.

In June 2023, Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly declared the end of a national emergency response for an unpredictable and deadly viral disease.

You may be wondering if this was related to COVID-19, but would be mistaken — the end of the coronavirus emergency would not be declared for another four months.