Ross River Virus Cases Surge in Qld and NSW

Ross River Virus Cases Surge in Qld and NSW

Ross River Virus cases surge in Qld and NSW (Click on this link to hear more)

While coronavirus has been at the forefront of our minds, some parts of Australia are experiencing an outbreak of a different illness.

An explosion in mosquito numbers has seen a surge in the number of people being infected with Ross River Virus.

It's a condition that can be debilitating and for some it takes years to recover.

And even with the onset of winter just weeks away, experts say many of us need to be on guard to prevent a potentially infectious mosquito bite.

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Shelley Wilson - Ross River Virus sufferer
Millie McLeary - Ross River Virus sufferer
Dr Cameron Webb - Entomologist - University of Sydney

21st May 2020 Rhett Burnie. ABC. AM

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