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Ross river fever is prevalent in mosquito prone areas and in tropical regions. It can occur in all age groups but presents most commonly between 20- 30 years of age. The patient complains of polyarthritis, myalgia and headache. it is often misdiagnosed as a rubella, hepatitis- B, Barmah Forest virus, dengue and rheumatoid arthritis. Most cases experience resolution of the symptoms in 2- 4 weeks. Treatment is symptomatic with bed rest and analgesics.
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