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.
- Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of dengue
- Protect yourself and your family
- How to spray your home to kill mosquitoes
- Health professionals resources
- Reduce the risk in workplaces and schools
|Location||Type||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|
|Location||Type||Confirmed cases||Date declared||Date closed||HHS|
|Cairns||1||2||21 February 2017||12 May 2017||Cairns 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|