Possible record year for Ross River virus in Australia

This year may be a record year for Ross River virus infections. So far, there have been 6,404 reported cases, the most since 1997. About two-thirds of the cases have been reported by Queensland. 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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