Ross River virus: ecology and distribution.

  title={Ross River virus: ecology and distribution.},
  author={Richard C. Russell},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
Ross River virus is the most common mosquito-borne pathogen in Australia, and approximately 5000 human cases are reported annually. The infection is not fatal, but there is considerable morbidity associated with a debilitating polyarthritis that is the major symptom. The virus is annually active in most regions of Australia, but exists as strains that vary in virulence. Native macropods are thought to be the natural vertebrate hosts, although horses and humans may be involved during epidemic… CONTINUE READING
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