For information only:
Two cases of locally acquired PCR positive dengue type 1 have been notified from the Townsville HHS.
They are linked by locality, and vector control strategies have been targeted accordingly. Onset date for both cases was 19/03/2020.
Symptoms and prevention
Dengue outbreaks can occur annually in north and central Queensland and residents need to be vigilant to ensure dengue mosquitoes are not breeding on their property.
Typical symptoms of dengue fever can include sudden onset of fever, extreme tiredness, intense headache, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rash, minor bleeding from the nose or gums and/or heavy menstrual periods.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Anyone with these symptoms should see their GP immediately to discuss the need for a dengue fever test.
Queensland Health has comprehensive dengue management plans to manage cases and outbreaks of dengue.
Contact your local public health unit for information about previous outbreaks.