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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Australia : Third Cairns dengue case linked

Via Cairns :

" A MANUNDA woman has become the third person to contract dengue fever in Cairns this year, with another case in Townsville sparking warnings about a possible outbreak of the contagious disease.

Disease control teams are working at Manunda to spray larvae and adult mosquitoes, after a woman was confirmed to have contracted the dengue fever virus.

Cairns Public Health Medical Office Dr Richard Gair said the Manunda case had been linked to the previous two cases.

They are the first known locally-acquired dengue fever cases in Cairns since March last year."

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