Annotated Bibliography On The Epidemiology, Aetiology And Pathophysiology Of Ross River Virus

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Annotated Bibliography

Prepared for
Alannah Brown
Course Coordinator
Paramedic Clinical Foundations

Prepared by
Jessica Watson
University of the Sunshine Coast
Queensland, Australia
September 2014

Word count: 2161

This annotated bibliography discusses the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology of Ross River Virus. The research method that was undertaken was through the University of the Sunshine Coast library, using a range of databases and journals. The years in which the research was selected was from 2001 to 2014. The first journal is a cross-disciplinary review of Ross River Virus transmission, infection and disease. The second journal discusses Ross River Virus in Australia and the third article discusses the impact that climate change has on Ross River Virus and what preventative measures are needed in order to reduce future outbreaks.

Harley, D, Sleigh, A & and Ritchie, S 2011, ‘Ross river virus transmission, infection, and disease: a cross-disciplinary review’, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 909-932, doi:10.1128/CMR.14.4.909-932.2001
This journal article examines Ross River Virus (RRV) as an intriguing and significant arbovirus that is endemic within Australia. Harley et al. discusses the early outbreaks and discovery of RRV, the immune response to infection, the epidemiology and the impact on public health. In this journal, Harley et al. states that the first detailed outbreak of RRV took place in 1928 in New South…

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