epidemic polyarthritis

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ep·i·dem·ic pol·y·ar·thri·tis

a mild febrile illness of humans in Australia characterized by polyarthralgia and rash, caused by the Ross River virus, a member of the family Togaviridae, and transmitted by mosquitoes.

ep·i·dem·ic pol·y·ar·thri·tis

(ep'i-dem'ik pol'ē-ahr-thrī'tis)
A mild febrile illness of humans in Australia characterized by polyarthralgia and rash, caused by the Ross River virus and transmitted by mosquitoes.
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The virus, also known as Ross River fever, has likely been circulating throughout the South Pacific since the 1980s and "could potentially become endemic well beyond its current known distribution," according to the (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2017.01.041) study, which was published Wednesday in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
As we left they warned us to beware of mosquitoes and use plenty of repellent, as there was Ross River fever - a nasty little disease, and dengue fever further up the coast after all the recent rains, which of course cheered us up no end.
An explosion in mosquito numbers has locals and government authorities worried about an outbreak of Ross River fever and other diseases.
According to ecologist Associate Professor Corey Bradshaw from the University of Adelaide, this should help fight outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease like dengue and Ross River fever by allowing efficient and cost-effective mosquito control.
In 1993, Lonard contracted the Ross River Fever virus through a mosquito bite and was told he had been left with the binocularity of a 60-year-old.
In 1993, Lonard contracted the Ross River Fever virus and told he had the binocularity of a 60-year-old.
The eye defect was a by-product of a mosquito-borne virus called Ross River Fever which he contracted back in 1993 and kept him out of the game for 18 months.
* Mosquito-borne diseases: Projected temperature increases could extend the geographic range of mosquitoes, and assist the spread of malaria, Ross River fever, Dengue fever and Yellow fever to areas previously too cold for mosquitos.
He overcame that problem, but what proved much harder to shrug off was Ross River Fever, a mosquito-carried infection he caught in Queensland the following year.
Lonard, who contracted Ross River Fever - a mosquito-borne disease that affects eyesight - earlier in his career, claimed a maiden PGA Tour win that he literally thought he would never see.
Peter Lonard (Australia): Kept out of golf for 18 months nearly a decade ago after contracting mosquito virus Ross River Fever. Semi-finalist in the Accenture world match play in February.
Aussie Peter Lonard opened with a 69 to sit in joint third place after the first round and then told the story of how a mosquito bite gave him Ross River Fever in 1992.