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Ross River Virus in Australia

09 Feb 2012

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has reported that the number of cases of Ross River virus infection in Western Austalia has doubled in the last year. The AMA is urging the State Government to take action to reduce the mosquito population responsible for transmitting Ross River virus. The mosquito problem is said to be getting out of control.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers to Western Australia during the summer months are advised to avoid mosquito bites, particularly if outdoors after dusk. Travellers should use personal protective measures such as the use of repellent and clothing to cover the skin.