Barmah Forest virus infection; epidemic polyarthritis

Viral Diseases

Animals Involved

Natural hosts unknown; horses, brushtail possums may be hosts

Known Distributions

Australia

Probable Means of Spreading

Mosquito bites; Culex annulirostris and Aedes spp implicated

Clinical Manifestations in People

Resembles disease caused by Ross River virus (see entry later in this table) but seems to persist longterm in fewer patients, rash more common

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