Reappearance of human cases due to Murray Valley encephalitis virus and Kunjin virus in central Australia after an absence of 26 years.

@article{Brown2002ReappearanceOH,
  title={Reappearance of human cases due to Murray Valley encephalitis virus and Kunjin virus in central Australia after an absence of 26 years.},
  author={Alex Brown and Srinivas Bolisetty and Peter T. Whelan and DavidB. Smith and Gavin R. Wheaton},
  journal={Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          39-44
        }
}
Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin virus disease are endemic in the tropical parts of the Northern Territory and Western Australia, but have been absent from Central Australia since 1974. In 2000, 5 laboratory-confirmed cases of encephalitis occurred over a short period in the normally dry inland region of Central Australia. The sudden occurrence of cases in March and April 2000 followed unusually high rainfall in the preceding months and evidence of flavivirus activity in the endemic… CONTINUE READING

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