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Already had 2 postive blooded test for ross river virus 10 years apart. Is that even possible?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 16, 2016
  • 04:40 AM

2002 i was diagnosed with ross river virus it lasted up to 6 month's. Never had a problem then after. Then in 2012 was camping (near swamp and bam water) at a 4x4 family day weekend got bitten by mosquitoes all that weekend and didnt even gave it a second thought, about 3 days later i woke up feeling like the start of the flu. Was still having joint pain an swelling after a week so went to the doctors and he said it sound like ross river virus. I told him i already had that 10 years ago but he still sent me for a blood test to be sure and it came back postive again and this time the pain was worse then the first time i ever had it. I was put on medication to help with the swelling and joint pain and my doctor told me then if i get bitten by a mosquito again i will have the same symptom again. I been carefully since but was bitten saturday night (13 of February 2016) and woke up this morning with flu like symptoms and jont pain again like ever other time. But reading online all the reports are saying once you had the virus you never get it again. Is this true and i could have been some thing else.

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