Ross River Virus cases increase in Victoria, Australia

So far this year, 857 people have been infected with Ross River Fever virus statewide. Usually, there are 20 to 50 cases at this time of year. Six of those cases have been detected in Melbourne.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk for the general traveller is low, but it may vary from place to place within the state. 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.