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Thursday, 05 January 2017 - 13:22
Explosion of Ross River virus prompts mosquito warning for Victoria
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Hundreds of Victorians in Australia have been diagnosed with Ross River virus after heavy rains probably caused mosquito populations to surge, Victoria's Chief Health Officer says.

A spate of Ross River virus cases has prompted a warning for Victorians to take extra care to protect themselves against mosquito bites, particularly outside of Melbourne where the insects are more likely to be carrying the disease.
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