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Protect yourself against disease carrying mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a fact of life in the South West, with many large  breeding sites located close to the places we live, work and play. Mosquitoes can at times impact significantly on the health and lifestyle of residents and visitors to the region. Ross River and Barmah Forest virus cases are reported regularly in the Leschenault and Geographe regions and can have serious effects on the health of those who contract them.

What are we doing about it?

Due to the threat of mosquito borne diseases and the lifestyle impacts high numbers of mosquitoes can create, the your local government agencies are working together in an ongoing program to reduce mosquito populations for residents and visitors.  Some of our activities include

 

What can you do?

Whilst your local government agencies are working hard to achieve reduced mosquito populations, there are important steps we need you to take including…

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Cover up with light, long sleeved clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible

Cover Up

Cover up with light, long sleeved clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible
Apply a mosquito repellent, preferably with DEET or Picardin 

Repel

Apply a mosquito repellent, preferably with DEET or Picardin 
Clean up your yard to remove breeding areas

Clean Up

Clean up your yard to remove breeding areas

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4 months ago

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There have been no detections of Japanese Encephalitis in Western Australia.Your local government teams and the WA Department of Health have upscaled their mosquito surveillance, with officers travelling to different areas of the State for targeted mosquito trapping to increase our confidence that JEV is not in WA.JEV has not been detected in the South West and information will continue to be provided by the Department of Health to the Environmental Health teams.Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has recently been detected in piggeries in eastern and southern Australia.JEV is spread through mosquito bites and cannot be transmitted from human to human or by eating meat from an infected animal. While most infections are not symptomatic, those with severe infection might experience neck stiffness, coma, and rarely permanent neurological complications or death. Protect yourself from JEV by taking some simple steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitos:• Wear long, loose fitting clothing when outside.• Ensure accommodation, including tents, is properly fitted with mosquito nettings or screens. • Use approved mosquito repellent containing picaridin, DEET or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus as per label directions on all exposed skin. If you believe you may be infected, please seek urgent medical attention.See the media statement here www.health.gov.au/news/japanese-encephalitis-virus-situation-declared-a-communicable-disease-inci...... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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Do you know the symptoms?There is only one way to protect yourself against Ross River Virus, don't get bitten.Cover up, repel, and Clean up#FightTheBite... See MoreSee Less
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