Spread of Ross River virus in Western Australia

An increase in Ross River virus cases in mid-west Western Australia has pressed health authorities to issue warnings about following measures to prevent mosquito bites. A total of 16 cases were reported in April as compared to none for 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.

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