Ross River virus infection
Find out how we define and monitor cases of Ross River virus infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.
About Ross River virus infection
Mosquitoes spread Ross River virus to humans. Symptoms of infection include joint pain, fever and rash. Most people recover in a few weeks, but symptoms can continue for months.
Ross River virus infection is also known as Ross River fever and epidemic polyarthritis.
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's Ross River virus page.
Surveillance and reporting
Ross River virus infection is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).
For more on Ross River virus in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.