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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Murray Valley Encephalitis virus is a member of the Flaviviridae family. It's related to Japanese Encephalitis virus.