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Monday, September 27, 2010

Australia : Fifth dengue case in Cairns outbreak

Via The Sydney Morning Herald :

" A fifth Cairns resident has been diagnosed with dengue fever following the declaration of an outbreak of the mosquito borne virus last week.

Queensland Health announced on Monday the Parramatta Park resident had tested positive for the type 2 strain of the virus.

It is the fifth confirmed case in the suburb since an outbreak was declared last week.

A spokesman said they were waiting on the results of tests for another half a dozen patients who had reported dengue-like symptoms."

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