Canine papiloma virus outbreak in West Australia has prompted a hospitalization in the Queensland state capital Brisbane and a death in the north of the state, authorities said.
The outbreak of the West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed in the state capital of Brisbane and is spreading to a number of remote areas of the province, Queensland Health said.
It said the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have occurred during a weekend when thousands of people were on holiday in Queensland.
Health officials say more than 100 people have tested positive for the WNV in Brisbane, and that more than 150 people have been quarantined at hospitals.
In Queensland, the coronacovirus is a type of coronaviruses that can cause severe illness.
The coronaviral outbreak has been linked to people visiting Queensland from overseas, and the health department said the virus can cause fever, rash, coughing and sore throat in some cases.
“The coronacorreliosis has also been associated with a number other respiratory illnesses including asthma, bronchitis and wheeze,” it said in a statement.
The Queensland Health Department said it is currently assessing the public health risk of the outbreak.
A total of 30 people in the area have tested negative for the virus.
Queensland Health Minister Dr David Elliott said the state has experienced a significant increase in the number of cases of the virus in recent weeks, but he said there was no specific plan to deal with it.
“There’s no specific treatment for this particular type of infection, it’s a different kind of virus and it’s not something we’re at the stage of actually putting in place,” he said.
“We’ve got a number interventions we’ve put in place and we’ll be looking at them over the next couple of weeks.”
Dr Elliott said he was unaware of any plans to place people on quarantine, but there was “a significant number” of people who were travelling in the same vehicle as the virus was being spread.
There is no specific vaccination or control measures currently in place for the West Coast.
Queenslanders have been warned to stay away from the affected areas, and travel is advised to be strictly monitored.
If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your doctor.
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