85 people in Cairns diagnosed with Ross River virus

85 people in Cairns diagnosed with Ross River virus

MOSQUITOES have infected more than 130 Cairns residents with diseases this year.

NewsRegional analysis of Queensland health data shows 85 people living in the Cairns health district were diagnosed with Ross River virus in the past seven months. This is less than half the number of infections last year, when there were 185 Ross River notifications. There are also 11 cases of malaria, 24 of dengue fever and 11 of the Barmah Forest virus – all of which are spread by mosquitoes.

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