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Dengue outbreaks

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

February

Cairns Outbreak

  • 2 Confirmed local cases (dengue type to be confirmed)

Outbreak dates:

Outbreak declared: 21 February 2017

Innisfail outbreak:

Dengue Type 1 Outbreak details:

  • 5 Confirmed local cases

Outbreak dates:

  • Outbreak declared: 1 February 2017

December

Dengue Type 3 Outbreak details:

  • 1 Confirmed local case

Outbreak dates:

  • Outbreak declared: 16 December 2016

Townsville Hospital and Health Service

February

Townsville Outbreak

Dengue Type 2 Outbreak details:

  • 1 Confirmed local case

Outbreak dates:

Outbreak declared: 14 February 2017

Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service

January

Boigu Island Outbreak

Dengue Type 1 Outbreak details:

  • 6 Confirmed local cases

Outbreak dates:

  • Outbreak declared: 4 January 2017

Outbreaks are closed 3 months after the onset date of the last confirmed case.

If you want information about previous outbreaks contact your local public health office.

In more 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.

Dengue outbreaks occur annually in north Queensland and residents need to be vigilant to ensure dengue mosquitoes are not breeding on their property.

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Last updated: 17 February 2017

Dengue information