Thursday, February 7, 2008

Dengue Resurfaces in North Queensland

Dengue has not struck the Cairns, Australia area in ten years. But just the other day two individuals were confirmed having acquired the disease. Efforts are being ramped up, thanks to Queensland medical entomologist Dr. Scott Ritchie, to eliminate mosquito breeding sites--in flower pots, blocked gutters, and buckets. Let us hope this is not just the tip of the iceberg of a dengue outbreak in the area.,23599,23176246-29277,00.html

-Tad Henry

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