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barmahforestvirus

Barmah Forest virus

Introduction

  • a mosquito-borne viral infection which causes epidemic polyarthritis
  • found near Echuca on the Murray River as well as other States, but prevalence is 1/10th that of Ross River virus infections.
  • mosquitoes carrying the virus live around coastal salt marshes, and may be the same species that carries Ross River virus
  • Feb-March 2019 5 cases occurred south of St Helens, Tasmania's east coast 1)
barmahforestvirus.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/14 06:57 by gary1