Ross River virus infection in the north-west outskirts of the Sydney basin

Janaki Amin, Linda Hueston, Dominic E. Dwyer, Anthony Capon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In early 1997, 69 cases of Ross River virus infection were reported in the north-western outskirts of Sydney. This represents a substantial increase over the maximum of 12 cases reported in any one year since 1991. The majority of cases (71%) are thought to have been locally acquired. This is the first reported outbreak of Ross River virus infection in this area and highlights the need for metropolitan health services to be vigilant about a disease that has primarily been associated with rural and semirural areas in New South Wales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-102
Number of pages2
JournalCommunicable Diseases Intelligence
Volume22
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Ross River virus infection in the north-west outskirts of the Sydney basin'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this