Ross River Fever in travellers from Australia

Two travellers from the Netherlands who were returning from visits in Australia during February to April developed Ross River Fever.


The virus that causes Ross River fever is transmitted only through the bite of an infected mosquito. Travellers to areas in Australia where this virus is active should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

The infection of 2 travellers is posted to remind travellers to be aware of possible exposure to this virus. Even though the risk may be low, travellers should still follow precautions to avoid mosquito bites.