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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Australia

01 Feb 2013

Since 03 Jan 2013, 26 cases of dengue fever have been reported from several suburbs of Cairns in North Queensland, including Whitfield, Parramatta Park and Manoora.

Advice for Travellers

Cairns is a popular destination for UK 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.