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Ross River virus in Western Sydney: A serological survey Volume 14 Issue 11-12

Lisa Allchin, Helen Ptolemy, George Truman, Krishna Hort

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 14(12) 224 - 226 Published: 01 December 2003

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Lisa Allchin

Helen Ptolemy

George Truman

Krishna Hort


Ross River virus is an arbovirus predominately associated with rural Australia, although outbreaks have also occurred on the fringe of metropolitan areas. Periodically, notifications of Ross River virus infection in residents of the Wentworth Area Health Service have been reported, with the majority of these cases likely to be acquired locally.