Ross River virus infections reported also from Victoria, Australia

During the past 3 weeks, 224 cases were reported in Victoria. Five cases recently occurred in Geelong and three on the Surf Coast. So far, the number of cases in the state is 9% higher than the same time period last year.

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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.