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Communicable Diseases, NSW: April 2002 Volume 13 Issue 4

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(4) 85 - 90 Published: 2002

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Notifications of communicable diseases received by NSW Health through to February 2002 are shown in Table 5 and Figure 2. Notably, there have been relatively few reports of Ross River virus infection this season, although Barmah Forest virus infection remained active in the mid North coast. Both these infections are due to arboviruses that are transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitos, and which can cause a self-limiting illness characterised by rash, fever, and joint pains.