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Dengue fever

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Dengue feverDengue (also called dengue fever) is a viral disease caused from being bitten by dengue-infected mosquitoes, which are present in many tropical countries.

The mosquitoes that carry dengue are not found in New Zealand, so the virus is only caught while overseas. There is no widely-available vaccine to protect people…

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Summer holiday traveller precaution to the Pacific and South East Asia

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With a rise in dengue fever in travellers returning from holidays, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is encouraging anyone travelling to the Pacific and South East Asia this summer to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

Auckland has seen a rise in total dengue cases in travellers returning from holidays.…

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Dengue fever spike prompts health warning

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With dengue fever outbreaks across the Pacific, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is advising anyone travelling to the region to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

Auckland has seen a spike in dengue fever cases with 70 percent of cases from Samoa in the last two months.

Medical Officer of Health…

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Exotic mosquitoes

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Exotic mosquitoesARPHS supports efforts to keep exotic mosquitoes from becoming established in New Zealand.

Mosquitoes from overseas – called ‘exotic’ mosquitoes – can carry diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika, yellow fever and malaria.

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Disease surveillance for Apr-Jun 2017

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Dengue feverThere has been an increase (~120%) in the number of cases of dengue fever for the three months between April and June. A lesser increase (~50%) has occurred if the last quarter results are compared with the corresponding quarter in the last three years. Dengue is endemic in much…

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