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Ross River Fever (RRF) is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by infection with the Ross River virus. The illness is typically characterised by an influenza-like illness of and polyarthritis. The virus is endemic to Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, the Cook Islands, New Caledonia and several other islands in the South Pacific.

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Researchers reveal potential therapeutic treatment for alphavirus infections

Researchers reveal potential therapeutic treatment for alphavirus infections

Ross River Fever vaccine trials begin

Ross River Fever vaccine trials begin

Mosquito borne virus alert for Western Australia

Mosquito borne virus alert for Western Australia

Surge of mosquito borne disease in South Australia following wet weather

Surge of mosquito borne disease in South Australia following wet weather

Floods may become a healthcare challenge, warns the AMA

Floods may become a healthcare challenge, warns the AMA

Northern Territory reports worst mosquito plague ever

Northern Territory reports worst mosquito plague ever

Queensland rains and floods – boon or bane?

Queensland rains and floods – boon or bane?

Blame your genes: why some people get sicker for longer

Blame your genes: why some people get sicker for longer

Genes influence how well you deal with an illness

Genes influence how well you deal with an illness

Land clearing and deforestation mean more mosquito-borne diseases

Land clearing and deforestation mean more mosquito-borne diseases

New generation of insect repellents in the pipeline

New generation of insect repellents in the pipeline

Relief in sight for arthritis triggered by viral infections such as Ross River fever

Relief in sight for arthritis triggered by viral infections such as Ross River fever

Doctors are warning that climate change is already affecting people's health

Doctors are warning that climate change is already affecting people's health

Mosquito bourne diseases cause concern in three areas of Australia

Mosquito bourne diseases cause concern in three areas of Australia

Chronic fatigue: clues in the blood

Chronic fatigue: clues in the blood

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to glandular fever

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to glandular fever

Determining the age of female mosquitoes may be crucial to halting the spread of diseases like malaria

Determining the age of female mosquitoes may be crucial to halting the spread of diseases like malaria