Emergence of Barmah Forest virus in Western Australia.

  title={Emergence of Barmah Forest virus in Western Australia.},
  author={Michael D. A. Lindsay and Cheryl A. Johansen and Annette K. Broom and David W Smith and John S. Mackenzie},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={22 - 26}
To the editor: Barmah Forest (BF) virus is a mosquito-borne alphavirus, found only in Australia, which causes outbreaks of polyarthritis in humans. The disease is very similar to epidemic polyarthritis caused by infection with Ross River virus, another Australian alphavirus. BF virus was first isolated from mosquitoes in the State of Western Australia in 1989. After this, small clusters of human cases were diagnosed in the arid northern and central regions of Western Australia in 1992, and the… CONTINUE READING


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