Ross River fever increases in Queensland, Australia

Ross River fever virus has infected 2,050 people across the state. Along the Gold Coast, there have been 242 confirmed cases between January 1 and March 1, compared to 9 cases for the same period between 2010 and 2014.

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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