Yarrawonga Health COVID-19 Clinic
Yarrawonga Health offers COVID-19 testing for our community. YH utilises the Department of Health Test Tracker for COVID-19 testing registration and tracking. Visit the link below on how to get tested at Yarrawonga Health.
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Japanese encephalitis virus detected in Northern Victoria
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a rare but potentially serious infection of the brain that can be spread to humans through mosquito bites. JEV been detected in pigs in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and there have been several cases in humans in Northern Victoria and the NSW-Victoria border region recently
Pigs are an important host of the virus but it cannot be transmitted by eating meat of infected animals. Nor can the virus be passed from person to person. The infection is transmitted to humans through bites from particular types of infected mosquitos.
Most people with JEV have no or mild symptoms. In people who develop severe disease, early symptoms include fever, headache and vomiting. These symptoms maybe followed by disorientation, coma and seizures. Children under the age of 5 and older people who are infected with JEV at a higher risk of developing more severe illness, such as encephalitis.
Anyone experiencing these symptoms, particularly if they’ve visited the Murray River area between Mildura and Wodonga near the border of Victoria and New South Wales or been in contact with pigs, should seek urgent medical attention.
Simple steps to protect against mosquito-borne diseases include, particularly if residing or visiting the Murray River during the March long weekend and beyond include:
Yarrawonga Health (YH) wishes to remind the community that there is a surge of activity in COVID-19 transmission in our community. Currently there are approximately 300 cases of COVID-19 in our cross border community.
2021 has been another tough year for most in our community. As Christmas rolls around again, Yarrawonga Health (YH) is committed to providing extra cheer for those in our community who are doing it especially tough.