Friday, February 13, 2009
Murray Valley Encephalitis
My name is Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus.
I'm an arborvirus from the Togaviridae family.
I can be found around Australia.
I like water birds and I just love heavy rains.
The water is good for my mosquito friends.
I give you fever, neck stiffness, headache and confusion.
You can go into a coma or get paralysed.
You might need help to breathe if I paralyse your lungs.