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Is there any treatment for river fever, it is for my

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is there any treatment for ross river fever
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: it is for my grand-daughter age 15 who was agood swimmer and now complains of muscular weakness
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, was a very fit champion swimmer
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  The Physician replied 5 months ago.


Welcome to JA.

I am an Emergency Physician and will be your expert today.

The answer to your question is YES there is a treatment protocol for the management of Ross River Virus, and most physicians in the region of Austalia, New Zealand and Papua new Ginea where it is common are aware of this.

It is not however specific for RRS . The Joint pains and malaise sometimes present peculiar problem as the severity varies.

There is no specific antiviral for clinical use(Though one is being developed) patient are treated with Fluids, antipyretics/anti-inflamatory meds, and other supportive care depending on symptoms. So for muscular symptoms the best modality would be increased fluid intake, with an anti inflammatory analgesic like Acetamenophen or Ibuprofen (motrin) every 8 hours.

If symptoms are not getting better after a full day please take her to a doctor

Thanks for making it JA. rememeber to rate my answer

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I was given the answer
Expert:  The Physician replied 5 months ago.

Is there anything else you want us to clarify?

Expert:  The Physician replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  The Physician replied 5 months ago.

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