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Defend against Dengue Campaign

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Queensland Health's 'Defend against Dengue' campaign provides advice on the prevention of dengue fever and aims to reduce the spread of dengue fever in North Queensland.

The campaign warns that dengue fever is a serious disease. It gives examples of ways to reduce the number of dengue mosquito breeding sites and how to protect yourself and your family against this disease.

Television ads

Note: The videos below are hosted on Youtube. A high-speed internet connection is recommended to view them. Alternatively, you can download the transcripts (PDF 24kB).

Prevention
The prevention television advertisement highlights the three key steps needed to reduce dengue mosquito breeding sites around the home: TIP IT, STORE IT, THROW IT. Tip out any pooled water, store anything that can hold water undercover and throw out any yard rubbish.

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"Defend against Dengue - Prevention"
30sec TV ad 
Transcript (PDF 24kB)

"Defend against Dengue - Prevention"
15sec TV ad 
Transcript (PDF 24kB)

Protection
The protection television advertisements show ways to protect yourself during dengue season, particularly when dengue fever has been detected in your area. This includes wearing repellent, using surface spray under furniture and behind curtains and seeing a doctor if symptoms appear.

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"Defend against Dengue - Outbreak"
30sec TV ad 
Transcript (PDF 24kB)
"Defend against Dengue - Outbreak"
15sec TV ad 
Transcript (PDF 24kB)

Radio dengue ads

Print ads

The press ads are designed to be run in local publications. The prevention ad explains TIP IT, STORE IT, THROW IT, while the outbreak ad advises people of an outbreak in their area and the steps they should follow to help protect themselves and their families.
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Prevention dengue press ad
Prevention press ad 

 Outbreak Carins press ad
Outbreak press ad (Cairns)

Posters

These posters are commonly displayed in airports and hostels to advise international travellers and local residents returning home that dengue is a risk, what the symptoms are and to see a doctor if they're experiencing any of these symptoms.
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Prevention dengue press ad
Travellers/Backpackers
Prevention dengue press ad
Local Residents


Last Updated: 18 January 2013
Last Reviewed: 18 January 2013