Significant increase in reported cases of Ross River Virus in Western Australia

Health officials have expressed concern over the increas in the number of reported cases of Ross River Virus. So far this year, a total of 511 cases have occurred state-wide with 62 cases in the city of Cockburn.

Ross River Virus Fever is a generally a limited viral infection characterized by aching or inflammation of the joints in the wrist, knee, ankle, and fingers. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to Ross River virus by taking 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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