Native Victorians warned Bendigo Advertiser after Ross River was found within the far northwest of the state

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REGIONAL Victorians should protect themselves from mosquitos after the Ross River virus was discovered in the far northwest of Victoria. Health officials have issued the warnings to anyone living or traveling in northwest Victoria. People have been warned to avoid mosquito bites by taking measures such as picaridin or mosquito repellent containing DEET. Other news: Authorities also recommend wearing long, loose-fitting clothing outdoors and ensuring that accommodations are properly equipped with mosquito nets or screens. The warning comes after the Ross River virus was discovered in mosquitoes in urban Mildura. The virus can cause symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness, headache, fever, rash, and fatigue. Recent weather and water conditions in the Mildura region have had beneficial effects on mosquito biting and breeding. All parts of Victoria have mosquitoes that can transmit the Ross River virus, but the risk is greatest in rural and regional Victoria. Read More: Bendigo Spider Numbers At Record Levels, Pest Controls Say The Department of Health and Human Services has urged doctors to assess the possibility of mosquito-borne illness in patients with compatible disease, particularly after trips to rural or regional Victoria. Please visit the Better Health Channel website for more information. Have you signed up for the Bendigo Advertiser’s daily newsletter and for e-mails with the latest news? You can register below and make sure you are up to date on everything that is happening in central Victoria.

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December 22, 2020 – 5:37 pm

REGIONAL Victorians should protect themselves from mosquitos after the Ross River virus was discovered in the far northwest of Victoria.

Health officials have issued the warnings to anyone living or traveling in northwest Victoria.

People have been warned to avoid mosquito bites by taking measures such as picaridin or mosquito repellent containing DEET.

Authorities also recommend wearing long, loose-fitting clothing outdoors and making sure the accommodation is properly equipped with mosquito nets or screens.

The warning comes after the Ross River virus was discovered in mosquitoes in urban Mildura.

The virus can cause symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness, headache, fever, rash, and fatigue.

Recent weather and water conditions in the Mildura region have had beneficial effects on mosquito biting and breeding.

All parts of Victoria have mosquitoes that can transmit the Ross River virus, but the risk is greatest in rural and regional Victoria.

The Department of Health and Human Services has urged doctors to assess the possibility of mosquito-borne illness in patients with compatible illness, particularly after traveling to rural or regional Victoria.

Have you signed up for the Bendigo Advertiser’s daily newsletter and for e-mails with the latest news? You can register below and make sure you are up to date on everything that is happening in central Victoria.

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