Volunteers needed for possible Ross River Virus treatment

There is no known vaccine or cure for Ross River Virus – a mosquito-borne virus that causes those who’ve been infected to suffer fever, rash and join pains.

Currently, people who’ve been infected are simply given anti-inflammatories and corticosteroids to help manage the pain, but hopes for actually eliminating the virus from their system are non-existant.

Now, Dr Lara Herrero from Griffith University on the Gold Coast believes she might have come up with a break-through treatment. And she’s calling for local volunteers who have the virus to take part in a trial.


Volunteers must:

  • have been infected between 3 and 9 months ago,
  • be between 18 and 65 years of age,
  • have symptoms in two or more joints.

For more information on the study, contact Danielle O’Reilly on (07) 5552 7260 or email [email protected]

Cam is the producer/presenter of myGC’s ‘Good Morning Gold Coast’ and ‘G’Day Tweed’ programs, and is a news-multimedia content producer for the 102.9 Hot Tomato Company. Before arriving on the Gold Coast in 2016, he worked across Australia’s broadcasting industry in various roles as producer, presenter, editor and journalist – receiving an Australian Commercial Radio Award in 2010 for the category of Best News Presenter. He’s also worked as a Media Adviser to federal politicians, government departments and agencies, specialist and general medical centres and community groups.

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