Skip links and keyboard navigation

Ross River virus

View as PDFView as PDF       Send by email Send by email

Fact sheet - Health conditions directory.

Ross River virus (sometimes called epidemic polyarthritis) is a disease caused by a virus which is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Ross River virus disease occurs widely in Australia.  In northern and central Queensland, cases of Ross River virus occur throughout the year, but most cases occur between February and May.  Everybody who becomes infected with Ross River virus will recover, however, the time taken to recover fully is prolonged in some people.

Public health management guidelines

Read Queensland Health guidelines for public health units

Notification

Notification resources

Enhanced surveillance for public health units

  • Case report form (PDF, 227kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.

Resources for health professionals

Epidemiological data and reports


Condition information

Search this database of all notifable conditions and find:

  • control guidelines
  • notification requirements
  • health alert information
  • Resources

Communicable diseases contacts

Ph: +61 7 3328 9724 / 9728
Fax: +61 7 3328 9782
Email: communicable diseases team
Find: local public health unit

Quick links

Last updated: 13/02/2017 1:27:41 PM