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Murambiji Local Health District Updates Japanese Encephalitis, COVID | District News


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Health officials at Murrumbidgee expect much more cases of COVID-19 to appear in the coming weeks, as well as possibly new cases of Japanese encephalitis. Murambiji County Health Director Tracy Oakman said Friday that most of the eight patients with Japanese NSW encephalitis did not feel well in February. “It takes some time to confirm the test results,” she said. “We are investigating more cases, and there may be more.” RELATED | The second case of Japanese encephalitis according to Griffith has been confirmed. The eighth confirmed case of JE in NSW was a 50-year-old Temora man who was initially treated in hospital and continued to recover at home. Ms. Oakman said vaccines are offered to people who work with mosquitoes, in piggeries or in certain laboratories. “There is limited supply and we are currently targeting risk groups, but this will expand as more vaccines enter the country,” she said. “More deliveries have been ordered and are expected to arrive in April.” READ MORE The number of mosquitoes is expected to decrease with colder weather. “It will give us a reprieve, we don’t know what will happen next year,” Ms. Oakman said. “It is unlikely that this virus will disappear and so the vaccination program will be important to prepare for next summer.” Our journalists make every effort to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:


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