Risk from virus in the Upper Hunter Shire

November 30, 2023 7:09 am in by
Image: World Health Organisation.

A new honour for the Upper Hunter Shire which no one really wants.

The local government area was declared a risk zone for Japanese Encephalitis by health authorities.

It’s one of 14 new areas in regional New South Wales to be added to the list.

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The honour comes with access to free vaccinations against the disease for any locals aged over two months.