Risks for Ross River virus disease in tropical Australia.

  title={Risks for Ross River virus disease in tropical Australia.},
  author={David Harley and Scott R Ritchie and Chris Bain and Adrian C. Sleigh},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={34 3},
BACKGROUND There are no analytical studies of individual risks for Ross River virus (RRV) disease. Therefore, we set out to determine individual risk and protective factors for RRV disease in a high incidence area and to assess the utility of the case-control design applied for this purpose to an arbovirus disease. METHODS We used a prospective matched case-control study of new community cases of RRV disease in the local government areas of Cairns, Mareeba, Douglas, and Atherton, in tropical… CONTINUE READING

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