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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Australia : New dengue case

Via Townsville Bulletin :

" HEALTH authorities waging a war against dengue fever have been left disappointed after another case was confirmed in Mundingburra yesterday.

The latest case of the mosquito-borne virus has again sparked calls for residents to rid their backyards of potential breeding sites, amid fears of a widespread outbreak as wet weather continues to soak the region.

The locally acquired case was believed to be linked to a series of type two cases earlier this year in Hermit Park, with the man affected recovering at home.

Townsville City Council and Queensland Health teams quickly moved into the area yesterday, doorknocking and carrying out inspections in the neighbourhood.

Tropical Regional Services' Public Health medical officer Dr Steven Donohue said final testing was still being undertaken to determine whether the latest case was also type two, linking it with the Hermit Park outbreak."

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