New cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya disease found in Cairns- Local Cairns News | cairns.com.au

TWO cases of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya have been confirmed in Cairns.

Queensland Health is today issuing a warning for people to take precautions against the virus, which is similar to dengue fever.

Tests this week revealed two people who recently returned from Papua New Guinea had contracted chikungunya, which includes symptoms such as fever, prolonged joint and muscle pain, headaches, rash and fatigue.

via New cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya disease found in Cairns- Local Cairns News | cairns.com.au.

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