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Ross River Virus Cases Increase in Australia

The highest number of cases of this mosquito borne [virus] disease has been reported from the South West, the Peel region. More than 150 cases of the virus have been confirmed from Perth metropolitan area.

The health department says that high tides have resulted in an increase in the number of salt marsh mosquitoes which carry Ross River virus. It has warned the residents and holidaymakers to protect themselves against the disease [by avoiding mosquito bites].
 
 

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