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Are you Familiar with the Risks of Ross River Virus Infection?

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Ross River virus (RRV) infection, also known as Ross River fever or epidemic polyarthritis, is endemic in Australia, Papua New Guinea, parts of Indonesia and several islands in the South Pacific. It is the most common arbovirus in Australia. More than 40 species of mosquito can carry RRV.

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With recent spikes in the number of reported cases of Ross River virus infection in Australia, it is an important time to familiarise yourself with Australia's most common mosquito-borne infection. Ross River virus (RRV) infection, also known as Ross River fever or epidemic polyarthritis, is endemic in Australia, Papua New Guinea, parts of Indonesia and several islands in the South Pacific. It is the most common arbovirus in Australia

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Phillip Petersen
Phillip Petersen, BSc, FASM, has operated a writing and editing business for over twenty years. This follows a career as a microbiologist in hospitals and a pathology laboratory for over thirty years, during which he was also involved with the development and implementation of microbiology courses at Queensland University of Technology. He also conducted research on the in vitro study of infection and has had articles published as well as reference books on the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases and on antibiotics. Phillip ranks his greatest achievement as materially assisting several higher degree students and researchers to reach their goals.
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23 Jan 2021
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Leone Filo
03 Jan 2021
Informative educational and provided basic knowledge to assist in the spread of RRV
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Rachel Michael
27 Dec 2020
Very good information about Ross River Virus which is often reported in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
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Alyce Hanna
25 May 2021
Very informative
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Colleen Roche
30 May 2022
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Easy to read and gain knowledge of the risks to Ross River. Interested as we have a lot of cases where we live and needed to gain more knowledge not only with regards to signs and symptoms but prevention.
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Claire Hill
09 Jan 2021
Learnt such a lot about this, had no previous knowledge as to how you got it
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Maggie Sullivan
30 Mar 2021
Interesting
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Debra Curran
24 Jan 2021
An excellent presentation on Ross River Virus.
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Julie Doyle
09 Jan 2021
An interesting and informative article
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Trenét Caddy
06 Apr 2021
Great article
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