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Dengue outbreaks

Current outbreaks

There are no current dengue outbreaks.

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.

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Last updated: 9 October 2019