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Dengue outbreaks

Current outbreaks

LocationType Confirmed cases Date declaredHHS
Rockhampton2724 May 2019Central Queensland

Additional probable and suspected cases are under investigation. Case confirmation usually requires follow-up investigations 10-14 days after initial blood tests.

Read about the Rockhampton dengue case from 24 May 2019, and the further cases that have been confirmed in the region.

Symptoms and prevention

Dengue outbreaks can occur annually in north 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.

More information

Last updated: 14 June 2019