SE Asia travellers warned of dengue fever danger – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Posted: February 24, 2012
The Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control says there have been more cases of dengue fever detected in the first two months of this year than the whole of 2011.
There CDC says there have been 34 cases in January and February, compared with 29 last year.
All were detected in travellers returning from trips to south-east Asia, including Bali and East Timor.
Dr Peter Markey says the incubation period is about a week and many people only realise they have the disease when symptoms arise at home.