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New article published in The Conversation: Ross River virus and wildlife


Our PhD candidate, Eloise Stephenson, teamed up with researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Tasmania to write an article on how Australian wildlife spread and supress Ross River virus. Ross River virus is a significant public health challenge in Australia, and treating humans alone is not enough to stop the spread of the virus altogether. We need complimentary strategies to reduce Ross River virus transmission and animal ecology may be an important piece of the puzzle. For zoonotic diseases, we often look towards animals responsible for the spread of an infection, but there are also animals which dilute infections and act as dead-end hosts. For the full article head here: https://theconversation.com/how-australian-wildlife-spread-and-suppress-ross-river-virus-107267


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