Increase in Ross River fever in Gold Coast area of Australia

Reported cases of Ross River fever have jumped to 98 cases, compared to an average of just seven cases in each of the past 4 years. Health authorities expect more cases to be reported. The virus that causes Ross River fever is transmitted only through the bite of an infected mosquito. Travellers to areas where this virus is active should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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