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Ross River Virus

Ross River Virus
(Epidemic polyarthritis / Dengue fever)

Infection by the Ross River virus causes an illness known as Ross River fever. Many people infected with Ross River virus, particularly children, have no symptoms, and the severity of symptoms increases with age. Symptoms vary from person to person, and may include fever, chills, headache, especially behind the eyes, joint pain, swelling, stiffness, muscle aches, aching tendons, rash, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.

Strengthen the immune system with Zell-Immune and Naturleaf, eliminate the infection more quickly by adding Colloidal Silver or Olive Leaf Capsules.  Help to reduce the arthritic symptoms with Boron capsules or Capra Mineral Whey and Boron preferably for a more wholistic programme.

The most distinctive and distressing feature of Ross River virus infection is usually joint pain. Any joint in the body may be affected, but the most common sites are the wrists, knees, ankles, fingers, elbows, shoulders and jaw. The pain may be more severe in different joints at different times. In most cases, symptoms disappear within 6 weeks, though some people may still have symptoms after a year or two, and the symptoms may come and go. About 10% of people have ongoing depression and fatigue.

Diagnosis is made by a series of blood tests. Other illnesses with similar symptoms may need to be excluded. The infection is spread from infected animals (native animals and livestock) to humans by mosquito bites. In large outbreaks, mosquitoes may also spread the virus from infected people to other people. Direct person-to-person spread does not occur.

Incubation period (time between becoming infected and developing symptoms)

3 days to 3 weeks, usually 1 - 2 weeks.

Infectious period (time during which an infected person can infect others)

Direct person-to-person spread does not occur. People can pass the virus back to mosquitoes which bite them during the last few days of the incubation period and for several days following the onset of symptoms.

Control of spread

Exclusion from child care, preschool, school, or work is not necessary. Self protection from mosquito bites is the key to prevention:use insect repellents containing either

DEET (Diethyl toluamide - Always read the manufacturers’ instructions prior to application. Wash DEET off before going to bed in the evening. Do not use on infants or toddlers if the DEET concentration exceeds 20%), or

Picaridin, to cover areas of exposed skin.

Wear loose fitting, light coloured clothing covering as much of the body as possible. Mosquitoes can bite through tight fitting clothing (e.g., jeans)

Use 1 mm insect screens on your house, boat, caravan, or tent. If this is not possible, use a mosquito net when sleeping. Mosquitoes breed in still water (fresh and salty). Clean up mosquito breeding sites around your house.

  • Dispose of all containers which hold water, or cover or put holes in them.
  • Empty pot plant drip trays once per week or put sand around pot bases to absorb water.
  • Empty bird baths and pets’ drinking water at least every 3 days.
  • Boats, canoes, and dinghies should be overturned or have the drain plug removed so that they do not hold water after rain.
  • Screen all openings to tanks, wells or other large water containers with wire gauze no coarser than 1 mm mesh.
  • Keep roof gutters in good repair and regularly remove leaves and debris so that pools of water do not form.
  • Dispose of all waste water in such a way that no ponding occurs. Keep all open drains and channels free from obstruction, especially weeds, grass, and other debris.
  • Keep fish ponds, ornamental ponds, dams, and unused swimming pools stocked with fish which will eat mosquito larvae. Goldfish and Australian native fish are recommended.
  • Keep swimming pools disinfected or salted.

Removal of Blocks to Health, Healing and Wellness

We have defined the major blocks to health improvement which should be considered the number one priority for resolution before one goes on to a more specific healing regimen such as that detailed in the programme above. By removing these blocks one will feel stronger and more prepared for a specific programme and will achieve far greater success with it. Please read this essential article here

The Core Regime

Not all of the remedies listed here will neccessarily be needed. We strive to bring you the most effective remedies to resolve your health problems in the simplest supplemental regime possible. We aim to treat the actual root causes of health problems holistically rather than supply remedies that will give temporary or partial relief from only the symptoms. This has been our mission since the founding of Regenerative Nutrition in 1994. As we uncover more fundamental truths about the causes, and therefore the relief, of diseases and health problems we update and revise our product range and recommendations.

Above, we detail targeted remedy recommendations for Ross River Virus, but we further suggest that you view the core regime article and supplement pages by clicking here

To achieve overall good health and long term resolution of this health problem the remedies selected here should be combined with core regime remedies for the best results.

It may well be that there is some overlap and that many of the remedies in the core regime are listed here also.

If you need any assistance in selecting the most suitable remedies, or have any questions, please Contact Us


Supplements for Ross River Virus

The supplements recommended for the treatment of Ross River Virus are listed below. Not all will necessarily be discussed in the article, as some may have been added after the article was posted. If a listed supplement is not mentioned within the article, or you wish to know more about any of the listed supplements, you can find out more information by clicking on that supplement below. You can also now add to your basket directly from this page.


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