Ross River Virus infections increasing in Queensland, Australia

So far there have been 178 cases of Ross River Virus notified to Queensland Health in the Sunshine Coast. At least 20 cases are currently being notified each week. Across the entire department, there have been 1,426 infected people.

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Advice For Travellers

The virus that causes Ross River fever is transmitted only through the bite of an infected mosquito. While the risk for the general traveller is low, travellers to areas where this virus is active should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.