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What are the symptoms of ross river fever?

What are the symptoms of ross river fever?

Ross River Fever Sxs: Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on trunk & extremities). Usually > ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for ross river fever?

What are some natural remedies for ross river fever?

Ross River Fever: There aren't specific cures or remedies for Ross River Fever. It normally resolves on it's own & about 1/3 rd of people have sub-clinical infection. Standard management can include use of NSAID's or acetaminophen to decrease joint pain. A Traditional Chinese Medicine approach which may help is Astragalus. This herb is an adaptogen & helps with immunity in general. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural remedies for ross river fever?

Can you tell me natural remedies for ross river fever?

Ross River Fever: There aren't specific cures or remedies for Ross River Fever. It normally resolves on it's own & about 1/3 rd of people have sub-clinical infection. Standard management can include use of NSAID's or acetaminophen to decrease joint pain. A Traditional Chinese Medicine approach which may help is Astragalus. This herb is an adaptogen & helps with immunity in general. ...Read more

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Does ross river fever virus show in blood tests for the rest of your life?

Does ross river fever virus show in blood tests for the rest of your life?

For a long time: The immune response to ross fever virus is detectable as a rising level of antibodies to the virus. Those antibodies persist in the blood, usually for decades. After a long time, the antibody titer (amount of antibody) in the blood will fall to below detectable levels in some people. Most will still have detectable antibodies in the blood for their entire lives. ...Read more

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Can there be any medication for ross river or barmah disease?

Can there be any medication for ross river or barmah disease?

Ross River: This is caused by a virus in australia, transmitted by mosquitoes. Treatment is supportive, by keeping fever down until it takes its course. ...Read more

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What to do if I got ross river virus 10 years ago, still suffer.?

What to do if I got ross river virus 10 years ago, still suffer.?

See rheumatologist: Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on trunk & extremities). Usually ...Read more

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I got ross river virus 10 years ago and am still suffering from it. What can I do?

I got ross river virus 10 years ago and am still suffering from it. What can I do?

Rheumatology eval: if you have continued joint pain. Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on > ...Read more

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I have multiple joint pain and think I may have ross river virus, could I have gotten this from a mosquito?

I have multiple joint pain and think I may have ross river virus, could I have gotten this from a mosquito?

Ross River Fever: Have you traveled to Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Indonesia? Ochlerotatus vigilax, Ochlerotatus camptorhynchus & Culex annulirostris mosquitoes are known to transmit Ross River Virus. If you haven't travelled to endemic areas than risk of developing Ross River Fever is just about nil. ...Read more

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Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?

Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?

Ouch!: If you haven't, see a Dermatologist - here's good info: http://www.dermnet.com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement-membrane-zone/bullous-pemphigoid-treatment/ You may need systemic corticosteroids but they have some bad side EFX. I hope it helps! Wish I could say 'No worries'. ...Read more