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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Australia : New dengue case sparks warning

Via ABC News :

Port Douglas residents are being urged to take precautions against dengue fever after confirmation of a new case.

Queensland Health says it is the fifth case of the mosquito-borne virus in the far north this month.
The other cases were at Miallo in the Mossman area.
Dr Richard Gair from the Cairns Tropical Public Health Unit says people should use repellent and clear-up possible breeding sites around the home.
"We've already treated all the affected premises in Miallo, so we are now concentrating on anywhere that the new case in Port Douglas might have caught the disease from mosquitoes, so anywhere that the case had been in the incubation period we are checking and doing mosquito control," he said.
Dr Gair says a man was diagnosed with the virus on Friday."

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