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What are the symptoms of ross river fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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 >

In brief: 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 >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
arthritis from Ross River Fever resolves in days to months (but in some cases can last over a year).
David Miller
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Australian

Ross river virus is a mosquito-born disease from australia and papua new guinea.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle and joint aches and sometimes a rash, that resolve on own. Unless you have been to australia or papua new guinea lately, i wouldn't spent too much time worrying about it. If you plan on travel to oz, take the same precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses you would here.

In brief: Australian

Ross river virus is a mosquito-born disease from australia and papua new guinea.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle and joint aches and sometimes a rash, that resolve on own. Unless you have been to australia or papua new guinea lately, i wouldn't spent too much time worrying about it. If you plan on travel to oz, take the same precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses you would here.
David Miller
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
since it is caused by a virus, antibiotics will not help. NSAID's/Tylenol for discomfort
David Miller
Unfortunately there is no vaccine so mosquito-avoidance precautions are your best bet for prevention.
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