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. 

Disease type: 
Vaccination available under NIP: 
Notifiable disease: 

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.  


Last updated: 
14 June 2022