The mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus has been detected for the first time in southeastern Australia, in pigs at a pig farm. So what threat does it pose to human health?
Bats get a lot of negative press, but they also make positive contributions to the environment and to our lives.
You might have heard the term flavivirus recently due to the outbreak of Zika virus. Zika, along with West Nile virus, dengue, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis, belong to this family of virus.