The outbreak started in the Indigenous community of Doomadgee, on the Gulf of Carpentaria, in 2011 with a handful of cases.
sounds about right. when i passed through there the local clinic had posters telling the inhabitants to WASH THEIR FACES – when you don’t wash your face you can send yourself blind with dirt getting in your eyes. horses roamed and maimed / injured dogs roamed the streets. the inhabitants get gov money for “hunting dogs” so that’s why you have these poor creatures limping around town.
the only real way to solve the problem is to start putting contraceptives under the skin so they can’t have kids they can infect give them a 1000 dollars or similar (you’d save a fortune)