Dengue found in Cairns

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

QUEENS­LAND Health has de­clared a new out­break of dengue fever in Cairns af­ter two res­i­dents tested pos­i­tive for the mosquito­borne disease. The res­i­dents live in the sub­urbs of Ma­nunda and Mooroo­bool and authorities have warned lo­cals in both ar­eas to take pre­cau­tions. Queens­land Health says it is un­known at this stage if the out­break is linked to cur­rent out­breaks at In­n­is­fail, where 55 peo­ple have been di­ag­nosed with the virus. It is the first out­break of dengue to be con­firmed in Cairns this year.

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