Warn­ing on mos­qui­toes

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

A VIC­TO­RIAN man may have died from a rare disease that is trans­mit­ted by mos­quito bites.

Health depart­ment spokesman Bram Alexan­der said a Vic­to­rian man died in a Mel­bourne hos­pi­tal this week with a se­vere en­cephali­tis-type ill­ness and they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether it was Mur­ray Val­ley en­cephali­tis.

‘‘ His doc­tors told the depart­ment of health that MVE was a pos­si­ble cause of death,’’ Mr Alexan­der said.

‘‘ While MVE could be a cause this is yet to be de­ter­mined.’’

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