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Epidemiology of dengue in a high-income country: a case study in Queensland, Australia

Viennet, Elvina; Ritchie, Scott A.; Faddy, Helen M.; Williams, Craig R.; Harley, David


BACKGROUND: Australia is one of the few high-income countries where dengue transmission regularly occurs. Dengue is a major health threat in North Queensland (NQ), where the vector Aedes aegypti is present. Whether NQ should be considered as a dengue endemic or epidemic region is an ongoing debate. To help address this issue, we analysed the characteristics of locally-acquired (LA) and imported dengue cases in NQ through time and space. We describe the epidemiology of dengue in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-08-19
Type: Journal article
Source: Parasites & Vectors
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-379


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