Murray Valley encephalitis, 1974: clinical features.

Of the 58 patients who developed Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) during 1974, 22 were admitted to Fairfield Hospital, Melbourne. The patients were of all ages, but the disease was most common in children. Calculations suggest that the incubation period of MVE is from one to four weeks. The severity of brain damage varies considerably; 11 patients recovered… CONTINUE READING