'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.

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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