Ross River Virus hits 80 people in Bendigo, health department says risk is low this summer

· Updated December 30 2017 - 4:33pm, first published 4:30pm

Its rate of infection skyrocketed in Bendigo during 2017, but the state’s health department says the chance of contracting Ross River Virus – and other mosquito-borne diseases – this summer is low.

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Erin Witmitz

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Mark Kearney

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