'Significant concern' to pork producers and horse owners as more than 60 piggeries battle Japanese encephalitis outbreaks

Hayley Wilkinson
By Hayley Wilkinson
April 20 2022 - 12:00am
SIGNIFICANT CONCERN: Japanese encephalitis is an acute mosquito-borne viral disease that can cause reproductive losses in pigs, and encephalitis, which means swelling on the brain, in horses and people. Picture: File

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is reminding producers to remain vigilant as more than 60 piggeries across four states battle Japanese encephalitis (JEV) outbreaks.

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Hayley Wilkinson

Born and raised within the Riverina, Hayley launched her journalism career at The Daily Advertiser in September 2021. During her time she covered events, entertainment and human interest stories.