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April 2015

14/04/15
The Department of Health has reiterated its warning to residents and travellers to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites during the school holiday period following further detections of the mosquito-borne Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin (KUN) viruses throughout the Kimberley.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Renewed-warning-for-the-Kimberley-to-protect-against-mosquito-bites
09/04/15
WA Health is conducting an online survey to give residents living along Perth’s Swan and Canning Rivers an opportunity to have their say on a proposal to use helicopters to control mosquito breeding in local wetlands.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Have-your-say-on-mosquito-control-in-online-survey
02/04/15
The Department of Health is reminding people not to eat shellfish collected from the wild – within the Murray River, near Pinjarra and the Peel-Harvey Estuary (south of Mandurah).

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Shellfish-health-warning-for-the-Murray-River-Pinjarra-and-Peel-Harvey-Estuary

March 2015

20/03/15
The Department of Health is warning residents and travellers in the Kimberley region of Western Australia to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites following the detection of the mosquito-borne Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus in the northwest for the first time in 2015.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Murray-Valley-encephalitis-virus-detection-prompts-warning-for-the-Kimberley
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