Two dengue fever outbreaks in Queensland, Australia

Health authorities in Queensland are concerned regarding 2 outbreaks of dengue fever involving 35 people in the towns of Charters Towers and Townsville. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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