Warning on mosquitoes
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.’’