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Surge of Ross River Fever transmitted by mosquitos in Victorian holiday spots including Gippsland and Surf Coast –

A week after a family getaway, a mother developed fever, fatigue, swollen limbs, and severe headaches. Now, her health battle continues.



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Victorians flooding to holiday hotspots could be behind a surge in cases of a debilitating disease spread by mosquitos.
The number of Ross River fever cases has skyrocketed in the past few months, with patients hit with shocking arthritic pain and chronic exhaustion.
There has been an explosion in cases of the disease at holiday hotspots across Victoria, including East Gippsland, Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast.
Already in the first five months of 2021, 677 Victorians have been infected.

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