Mosquito-borne disease risks on the rise

November 9, 2022 8:54 am in by

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The flooding along the Murray and recent rainfall has increased the risk of mosquito-borne diseases across the region.

Authorities say it’s important to be protected against mozzie bites.

The Victorian Department of Health has also changed the eligibility criteria for those wanting the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in Mildura or Swan Hill.

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It’s open to locals aged two months or over who spend at least four hours a day outside and may be helping in flood recovery efforts in stagnant water.


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