Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ross River Virus

Hello there.
My name is Ross River Virus.
I am an Alphavirus from the Togaviridae family.
I am an arborvirus.

I live in Australia like my cousin Murray Valley Encephalitis.
Unlike my cousin, I don't kill you.
But I do give you rash, headache and joint pain.

You get tired and worn out.

I am the most common arborvirus in Australia.
Sometimes I am carried by Wallabies.

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