Mosquito bite warning as Japanese encephalitis virus claims first life in VIC | 9 News Australia

The Federal Health Department is warning Australians to protect themselves from mosquitoes after Japanese encephalitis virus was contracted locally for the first time. It comes after the outbreak claimed its first life, with an autopsy confirming a man in his 60s died from the mosquito-borne disease in the state’s north two weeks ago. Subscribe and 🔔: | Get more breaking news at

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