Ross River Virus causes State-wide outbreak in New South Wales, Australia

Last December 2016 was the worst month for Ross River Fever in the year with a 155 recorded cases. Since the beginning of this year, an additional 108 cases have been registered. The state is experiencing the worst outbreak in the past 2 years.

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Advice For Travellers

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.