Doctors sent to fight Solomon Islands dengue outbreak

By Paul Hemsley Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr has sent a team of nine medical staff to the Solomon Islands to help the local medical authorities control an outbreak of dengue fever to ease concerns of the risk of a spread to the provinces. The dengue fever outbreak began sweeping through the Islands […]

Queensland expands Dengue control trials

By Paul Hemsley The Queensland government has expanded a revolutionary trial with Cairns Regional Council that uses mosquitoes deliberately infected with a special bacteria to halt the spread of Dengue Fever in its tracks. Known as Wolbachia, the bacterium does not kill mosquitoes but blocks the blood-feeding insect’s ability to transmit the Dengue virus to […]

Asian Tiger mosquitoes found in Melbourne

By Paul Hemsley The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has worked to contain a potential outbreak of Dengue Fever spread by Asian Tiger mosquitoes found in a Melbourne private post entry quarantine centre. Dengue Fever is a tropical disease that is transmitted to humans via mosquito bites. The disease’s symptoms can range from […]


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