ROSS RIVER VIRUS: THE SUMMER EPIDEMIC?
Last season’s heat and rain led to a spike in cases. Lucy Ballinger and Larraine Stathiq investigate the effect of this year’s extreme weather
While you may be looking forward to the onset of summer, be warned – experts are predicting a rise in Ross River virus (RRV) over the season and say thousands of Australians could fall ill with the disease.
The combination of heat and rain made last summer a bumper season for RRV – which is mosquito-borne – with hundreds