Ross River - Barmah Forest Virus

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udo started the topic in Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 at 8:44pm

A friend contracted this [ ross river] a few years ago ,absolutely floored her.....still re occurs from time to time, nasty virus
anyone had/got it.

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udo commented Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 at 9:16pm

Caml,Ross River got a few people over your way a few years ago.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 at 9:28pm

Was she from the southern states Udo?

I read somewhere that most people born or lived from a very early age north of the QLD border develop a natural immunity to it?

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southey commented Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 at 9:45pm

Are you talking about Barmah virus or Murray river encephalitis ?
Udo , I think it was Josh Palmateer ?!? In WA definitely remember someone over there being seriously crook .

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caml commented Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 at 10:06pm

Yeah in wa loads of ppl full on half the friends got it yeah

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chook commented Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 at 11:45am

my sister in perth just came down with ross-river fever. she works fifo in north west WA. she seems really sick. considering flying over to look after her.
how long does the initial phase last? any advice?

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udo commented Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 at 11:52am

Varies I think can be weeks to months
Caml I think Ross R went thru the Elliston area about 10-15 years ago and nailed a few people.

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caml commented Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 at 1:16pm

Really udo ? I didn't know that , I have had chronic malaria so I hate mozzies and yeh