Mosquitoes are pesky and annoying at the best of times but they can also carry nasty guests. My son recently contracted Ross River Virus which is carried by mosquitoes. The female mosquito gets it from feeding on animals like wallabies and kangaroos and passes it on to humans. It causes nasty flu-like symptoms with swollen lymph nodes and painful swelling of the joints. It can leave you very depleted if not dealt with properly. So take care of your diet and seek advise if you contract it. It seems crazy that some people (like myself) don’t seem to get bitten much at all. In fact the mozzies seem to avoid me and feast of my friends, poor darlings.