Australia battles spread of Japanese encephalitis

Australia battles unfold of Japanese encephalitis

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Australia said Friday it is buying extra vaccines to fight the potentially deadly, mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus, which has spread down the flood-hit east coast for the first time. Previously confined to the tropical north, Japanese encephalitis has travelled as far south as South Australia since late February—infecting 17 people and…