Several thousand cases of epidemic polyarthritis are reported annually in Australia, making Ross River virus the most important arboviral pathogen in that country (2,3).
While both cases were highly clinically compatible with epidemic polyarthritis, and tests for Ross River virus-specific serum IgM antibody were positive in both, the first case is the most convincing serologically because seroconversion (i.
Epidemic polyarthritis (Ross River) virus infection in the Cook Islands.
Risk of mosquito-borne epidemic polyarthritis disease among international visitors to Queensland, Australia.
It was first identified as epidemic polyarthritis in the Murrumbidgee River area of New South Wales, Australia, in 1928 (3).
The isolation of a third group A arbovirus in Australia, with preliminary observations on its relationship to epidemic polyarthritis.
A major outbreak of epidemic polyarthritis in New South Wales during the summer of 1983/1984.