Ross River Virus – Mosquito Management

There has been an incidence of Ross River Virus in the North Burnett in the last month.

Ross River Virus is a disease caused by a virus which is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and occurs widely in Australia. Everybody who becomes infected with Ross River Virus will recover, however, the time taken to recover fully is prolonged in some people.

Prevention is important. The best prevention is to take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes:

  1. Avoid being outside during times of heavy infestation of mosquitoes e.g. early evenings in the warmer months.
  2. Use insect repellents and wear protective, light coloured clothing.
  3. Screen living and sleeping areas.

Check your home regularly for potential mosquito breeding areas e.g. any uncovered water containers should emptied regularly.

 

For further information on Council’s facilities please contact Council’s Environmental Services team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au.

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