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ROSS RIVER VIRUS NEW SOUTH WALES

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:49am -- mmcilwain
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Friday, February 17, 2017
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A record number of mosquito-borne virus infections have prompted public health officials to warn Riverina residents to take extra precautions. Almost 150 cases of Ross River Virus were reported to Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) in January [2017], up from 116 in December [2016]. "This is significantly higher number of notifications than we usually see in January," MLHD public health director Tracey Oakman said. "There is a heightened risk to people in the region of contracting one of the arboviruses if they are bitten by a mosquito. For more information: http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20170216.4844269