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Ross River Fever

Ross River fever is a viral disease spread via mosquito bites. It cannot be spread person to person.

Infections are often mild and flu-like. Less commonly, symptoms are more severe and include fatigue and joint pain that can last months to a year. The disease is never fatal.

Infections eventually clear up on their own. There is no specific treatment. No vaccine is available. To prevent infection, people must prevent mosquito bites.

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We trust this information will assist you in making correct choices regarding your health and welfare. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for personalized advice from your medical adviser.

Our appreciation to the Coordinating Doctors of International SOS, an AEA Company who have contributed this article in response to a health threat faced by expatriates in Indonesia.