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

Hayley Wilkinson
By Hayley Wilkinson
Updated April 18 2022 - 9:58am, first published 9:45am
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.


Hayley Wilkinson

Hayley grew up in Carabost, 45 minutes south-east of Wagga. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Wollongong in 2020 before launching her career at The Daily Advertiser. You can find her covering events, entertainment and human interest. Email: hayley.wilkinson@dailyadvertiser.com.au