First isolation of Ross River Virus in mosquitoes this year in Australia (warning)

For the first time this year, Ross River virus has been found in mosquitoes along the southwest coast. Heavy rains have contributed to an increase in the mosquito population and the risk of human infection. The virus that causes Ross River fever is transmitted only through the bite of an infected mosquito. Travelelrs to areas where this virus is active should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Ross River Fever.

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