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Ross River Virus and Barmah Forest Virus

Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus are infections that are spread to humans through mosquito bites.

They cause similar illnesses, including joint inflammation and pain. People of all ages are at risk of developing these infections. Ross River virus is the most common and widespread of mosquito borne diseases that infect humans in Australia. It is also known as epidemic polyarthritis.

To learn more about these conditions download the information sheet to help you understand how you may be affected and what you can do to manage it, as well as where to find further information and advice.