Increase in Ross River Fever in New South Wales, Australia

People in Hunter, New South Wales, have been warned to avoid mosquito bites due to an increase in reported cases of Ross River Fever. So far, there have already been 152 confirmed cases reported, compared to 96 cases last year.

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.

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

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