Ross River virus infections increase in New South Wales, Australia

Three new cases of Ross River virus infection have been registered in Canberra during the current summer season. In New South Wales, infections have doubled, reaching 322 cases since last September. 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.

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