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Dengue Virus Infection in Australia (Update)

06 May 2015

Cases of dengue fever continue to be reported in two areas of the state of Queensland in the northeast of Australia. In Cairns, cases were first identified on 11 December 2014, and 31 confirmed cases have since been reported. Tully in El Arish first identified dengue fever cases on 14 January 2015, and a total of 38 cases have since been recorded.

Advice for Travellers

Cairns is a popular destination for UK travellers; who should be aware of the risk of dengue fever and practice bite avoidance measures.