In Australia, Murray Valley encephalitis on the rise 23/01/2012

Murray Valley encephalitis is what we call a zoonosis so it is a virus that exists in animal populations and this particular one is very common in birds, particularly water fowl we think, and it exists in birds and it is transmitted between them via mosquitoes so the reality is this virus is present in birds in Australia year round.

via The World Today – Mosquito-borne brain-swelling virus on the rise 23/01/2012.

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