Mosquito-borne viruses and epidemic polyarthritis

Med J Aust. 1996 Jan 15;164(2):90-3. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1996.tb101357.x.


The two most common mosquito-borne viruses associated with epidemic polyarthritis and polyarticular disease are Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses, accounting for about 90% and 10%, respectively, of serologically confirmed cases. Occasional cases of polyarticular disease in Australia have been associated with infection by other mosquito-borne arboviruses, but the role of these viruses in human disease remains to be confirmed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alphavirus Infections* / complications
  • Alphavirus Infections* / diagnosis
  • Alphavirus Infections* / transmission
  • Alphavirus*
  • Animals
  • Arthritis / virology*
  • Australia
  • Culicidae
  • Humans
  • Insect Vectors
  • Ross River virus*