Bali tourists warned after outbreak of deadly infection transmitted by mosquitoes


Australian tourists visiting Bali have been warned about a rare and deadly brain infection transmitted by mosquitoes.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health says cases of the deadly Japanese Encephalitis Balio have spiked.

The viral infection is commonly passed on to humans through mosquitoes, however birds, bats, cows and pigs can also carry the disease.

Australian tourists visiting Bali have been warned about a rare and deadly brain infection transmitted by mosquitos. Source: Getty, file. Source: AAP

The deadly virus can also cause blindness, weakness and movement disorders.

Symptoms of Japanese Encephelatis can take from five to 15 days to show up after being bitten, according to NSW Health.

Signs of the deadly infection include illness with fever and headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, tremors, paralysis, and convulsions particularly in children.