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. 

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.  


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