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Thursday, October 31, 2013

West Australia first dengue fever case in 70 years

From Yahoo News :

" Western Australia has recorded its first locally-acquired case of dengue fever in more than 70 years.

The Health Department said a Pilbara man contracted the potentially deadly virus after being bitten by a mosquito at Point Samson, about 55km north-east of Karratha.

The department said it was most likely that an infected mosquito "hitched a ride" in a suitcase on a ship or a vehicle travelling from north Queensland, where outbreaks occur periodically."

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