Ross River virus arthritis in Papua New Guinea.

  title={Ross River virus arthritis in Papua New Guinea.},
  author={Euan M. Scrimgeour and John G Aaskov and L R Matz},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={81 5},
In 1975 it was reported that antibodies to Ross River virus (RRV) were present in the sera of many population groups in Papua New Guinea. We describe here 3 cases of polyarthritis that occurred in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, during 1980-81 and in which the diagnosis of RRV infection was confirmed by serological tests, and 3 other cases in which serological tests suggested RRV infection but were not diagnostic. A possible case of fatal RRV encephalitis is also reported.