We report two cases of Ross River virus (RRV) infection in Dutch travellers who visited Australia during February to April 2015. These cases coincided with the largest recorded outbreak of RRV disease in Australia since 1996. This report serves to create awareness among physicians to consider travel-related RRV disease in differential diagnosis of patients with fever, arthralgia and/or rash returning from the South Pacific area, and to promote awareness among professionals advising travellers to this region.

Department of Virology

Reusken, C., Cleton, N., Medonça Melo, M., Visser, C., Geurts van Kessel, C., Bloembergen, P., … van Genderen, P. (2015). Ross River virus disease in two Dutch travellers returning from Australia, February to April 2015. Eurosurveillance, 20(31). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/87210