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Friday, September 24, 2010

Australia : North Qld dealing with more dengue cases

An article from ABC News in Australia :

" Queensland Health (QH) is on alert for another outbreak of dengue fever, with another case confirmed in Cairns.

A resident of the Cairns suburb of Parramatta Park has been diagnosed with type two dengue fever.

QH says it is awaiting test results on several other suspected cases in the same suburb.
The potentially fatal virus is spread by mosquitos.

QH medical director Dr Jeffrey Hanna says people with symptoms including sudden fever, severe headaches, a rash, muscle and joint pain should see a doctor.

There have been 30 confirmed cases of dengue fever in north Queensland this year including five in Cairns."

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