Fact sheet - Health conditions directory.
Dengue fever is a viral disease spread only by certain mosquitoes – mostly Aedes aegypti or "dengue mosquitoes", which are common in tropical areas around the world. Towns in north Queensland that have Aedes aegypti are prone to outbreaks of dengue when the virus is brought in by travellers. While some towns in central and south Queensland also have dengue mosquitoes, they have had no dengue outbreaks in recent years.
Public health management guidelines
- Read Queensland Health guidelines for public health units
- Read Communicable Diseases Network Australia Guidelines
Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form (PHA S70) (PDF, 48kB) (if faxing notification, follow-up by phone).
Enhanced surveillance for public health units
- Case report form (PDF, 299kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.
Resources for health professionals
- GP Training: Management of dengue fever (00:12:49) – training video for GPs on the management of dengue fever presented by Dr Steven Donohue.
- GP Awareness: Management of dengue fever (00:08:00) - awareness video for GPs on the management of dengue fever presented by Dr Steven Donohue.
- Mosquito borne diseases – Queensland Health website for health professionals.
- Queensland dengue management plan 2015-2020 (PDF, 2.2MB) - provides clear guidance on best practice in disease and mosquito surveillance, prevention and control methods for dengue management in Queensland.
- Guidelines to minimise mosquito and biting midge problems in new development areas (PDF, 195kB) - assists local government and developers when creating and implementing development plans and insect mitigation programs.