|Location||Type||Confirmed cases||Date declared||HHS|
3 Confirmed local cases (two cases with dengue type unspecified).
Note: Two of the three cases were diagnosed retrospectively. All cases had resided in the same area and acquired their infection around the same time.
|05 June 2018||Cairns and Hinterland|
|Location||Type||Confirmed cases||Date declared||Date closed||HHS|
|Cairns||1||2||21 February 2017||12 May 2017||Cairns and Hinterland|
|Innisfail||1||6||1 February 2017||25 May 2017||Cairns and Hinterland|
|Masig (Yorke) Island||1||1||31 March 2017||21 June 2017||Torres and Cape|
Dengue outbreaks can occur annually in north Queensland and residents need to be vigilant to ensure dengue mosquitoes are not breeding on their property.
In recent years dengue outbreaks have been confined to northern Queensland. Over the past 10 years large outbreaks have occurred in the Torres Strait, Cairns, Mossman, Innisfail, Tully, Townsville and Charters Towers.
Outbreaks are closed three months after the onset date of the last confirmed case.
Contact your local public health unit for information about previous outbreaks.