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Dengue Fever in Australia

28 Jan 2014

Cases of dengue fever have been reported in Queensland, eastern Australia. The affected areas include Cairns and Port Douglas with 17 cases each and Townsville with 3 imported cases; one from abroad and 2 from northern Queensland.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.