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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Australia (Update)

13 Feb 2014

Further cases of dengue fever have been reported from Cairns in Queensland, eastern Australia. A total of 59 cases have been recorded as of 4 February 2014.

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.