Ross River virus warning on North Coast of New South Wales, Australia

Authorities are concerned over the number of people diagnosed with Ross River virus fever this year. November and December are the season for transmission of this virus, and people living on the North Coast are three to five times more likely to be infected. Several hundred cases are reported each year.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Ross River Fever.

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