DENGUE CASE RE­PORTED

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Di­rec­tor of Trop­i­cal Pub­lic Health Ser­vices (Cairns) Dr Richard Gair said a case of dengue had been con­firmed in In­n­is­fail and two other sus­pected cases from the area were be­ing fol­lowed up. “Our Dengue Ac­tion Re­sponse Team (DART) has re­sponded to carry out mos­quito con­trol in the area,” Dr Gair said. “We are urg­ing peo­ple across the re­gion to be ex­tra vig­i­lant, as dengue mos­qui­toes are ur­ban mos­qui­toes that feed dur­ing the day and breed in and around homes, rather than in swamps or creeks.”

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