There is no better motivation to get your insect screens installed than to hear the tales of people who have contracted Ross River virus and you don’t have to look far.
In Victoria, there was an outbreak of Ross River virus spread by a mosquito in Melbourne’s northeast.
The symptoms have been described as debilitating ranging from mild to more severe. Symptoms include severe joint pain, swelling and fatigue. Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that in one in four people, these symptoms can go on for more than a year.
Since the beginning of this year, 1012 people have been infected in Victoria.