Dengue introduced by Travellers, Australia

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Abstract

Dengue is a mosquito-borne acute viral infection that can develop into a potentially lethal complication known as severe dengue. It is endemic in more than 100 tropical and subtropical countries where the mosquito vectors, predominantly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, are found. Non-immune travellers are at risk of infection and with the rise in international travel and the availability of cheap holiday packages to endemic countries, many of which are popular tourist destinations, there has been a significant increase in spread of dengue viruses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalMicrobiology Australia
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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