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Deadly Mosquito

The deadly mosquito virus Murray Valley Encephalitis is still lingering in Western Australia.

Nine cases have been diagnosed this year with one person dying from the condition.

Higher than average rains earlier in the year provided prime conditions for mosquito breeding, which has contributed to the increased threat of the virus.

The Health Department’s Medical Entomologist SUE HARRINGTON warns people living and travelling through the Kimberley and Pilbara regions should take extra precautions against mosquito bites.
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By Demi Wright – 9/8/2011

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