WA’s Ross River virus warning in Australia

The West Australian health department has warned locals as well as visitors to be extra careful in avoiding mosquito bites in view of a hike in Ross River virus (RRV) activity. The risk of Ross River fever infection is said to be greatest in ‘South West of WA, and along the coastal Midwest and Gascoyne regions, from Jurien Bay to Denham’. Australia-wide, RRF notifications for the year to date have been highest in NSW (3,293 cases) and Qld (1,922 cases), according to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). Read More

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