Australia: Ross River Fever

by Wayne Ghesquiere on March 20, 2012

According to Western Australia’s Department of Health, more than 900 cases of Ross River fever, a significant increase over average incidence, have been reported throughout the state since December 2011. After an acute febrile illness, joint pain may persist for a year or more in up to 50% of cases. Travelers are advised to practice insect precautions. Please see Protection Against Insect Bites for more information.

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