Ross River/Barmah Forest viruses - Australia

Published reports have recorded 70 cases of infection with the Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses in December 2010. This represents a major increase over the 28 cases reported a year ago. Heavy rains in eastern South Australia's Riverland area along the Murray River have resulted in increased breeding of the mosquitoes that carry these viruses.

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