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Dengue outbreaks

Dengue outbreaks 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 3 months after the onset date of the last confirmed case.

Contact your local public health unit for information about previous outbreaks.

More information:

Current outbreaks

LocationType Confirmed cases Date declared HHS
Innisfail 1 6 1 February 2017 Cairns and Hinterland
Masig (Yorke) Island 1 1 31 March 2017 Torres and Cape

Closed outbreaks

LocationType Confirmed cases Date declared Date closed HHS
Cairns1221 February 201712 May 2017Cairns and Hinterland
Townsville 2 1 14 February 2017 27 April 2017 Townsville
Boigu Island 1 6 4 January 2017 21 April 2017 Torres and Cape
Last updated: 27 April 2017