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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3(2), 49; https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed3020049

Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus: An Ongoing Cause of Encephalitis in Australia’s North

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Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory, Darwin 0810, Australia
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Centre for Disease Control, Northern Territory Department of Health, Northern Territory, Darwin 0810, Australia
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School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Clayton 3168, Australia
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Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Casuarina 0811, Australia
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Received: 19 April 2018 / Revised: 7 May 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 11 May 2018
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Abstract

Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) is a mosquito-borne virus endemic to Australia and New Guinea. Encephalitis due to MVEV is potentially devastating, and no therapeutic interventions of proven value exist. Prevention relies largely on personal protective measures against mosquito bites. We present a case of MVEV encephalitis with a favourable outcome following intensive care management and prolonged rehabilitation, and the epidemiological features of a further 21 cases notified to the health department of Australia’s Northern Territory. As cases occur in travellers, and epidemics occur sporadically in south-eastern Australia, clinicians across Australia and further abroad should be familiar with the disease and its diagnosis and management. View Full-Text
Keywords: Murray Valley encephalitis virus; vector-borne; surveillance Murray Valley encephalitis virus; vector-borne; surveillance
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Floridis, J.; McGuinness, S.L.; Kurucz, N.; Burrow, J.N.; Baird, R.; Francis, J.R. Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus: An Ongoing Cause of Encephalitis in Australia’s North. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 49.

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