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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Australia : Dengue outbreak sparks fines threat

Via ABC News :

" Council officers are going from house to house in two suburbs in Cairns in far north Queensland looking for mosquito breeding sites after an outbreak of dengue fever.

Queensland Health has confirmed two cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Mooroobool and Manunda, with test results pending for a further three people.

The council's environmental assessment manager, Laurie Phipps, says most residents are doing the right thing to protect their properties.

"We've got eight people out there at the moment," he said.

"It'll keep going until we get the clear to say that there's no more been advised and that there's no pending cases and that there's no active cases out there.

"We'll keep doing it until that comes up and stops."

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