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Title: A confirmed case of Kunjin virus disease encephalitis acquired in rural Darwin NT - the mosquito story
Authors: Kurucz, Nina
Gray, Timothy J
Burrow, Jim
Whelan, Peter I
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DoH
Series/Report no.: The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin
Vol. 17, No. 4
Abstract: A Kunjin virus (KUN) case with encephalitis symptoms was reported from the Darwin area, Northern Territory on 17 June 2010. The diagnosis was confirmed on 5 August. Adult mosquito trapping showed high vector mosquito numbers at the time originating from large swamps in the Howard Springs area. The sentinel chicken program across the Top End indicated probable KUN activity in the area, but no arboviruses were isolated from the mosquitoes collected. With an incubation period for KUN of between 7 – 12 days and an onset date of 15 June, the patient most likely contracted the KUN around 5 June at his Howard Springs residence.
ISSN: 1440-883X
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Darwin
Disease vectors
Vvirus isolation
Rural areas
Public health
Medical Entomology
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