Cairns Dengue Outbreak a message to be dengue smart where you live!
A new Dengue Outbreak for Cairns is a message to take all reasonable steps to remove mosquito breeding areas in and around your home. This applies everywhere, but is especially important in the high-risk areas of Parramatta Park and Cairns North.
PLEASE empty anything that holds water and use household spray in dark damp areas in and around your home.
I am re-ppsting the below information so you can be ‘Dengue Smart’:
Dengue Fever in Cairns
QUEENSLAND Health declared an outbreak of dengue fever in Cairns last year, after four residents tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease.
Cairns Regional Council officers may go from house to house looking for mosquito breeding sites to stop the dengue fever outbreak spreading.
The Council’s Environmental Assessment Manager Laurie Phipps says most residents are protecting their properties.
However, Council is can apply a $400 spot fine for residents who do not protect their homes against Dengue fever.
Mr. Phipps says all residents should clear water from around their property.
Councillor Rob Pyne said, “I support strong action. Firm action is needed when people put their own health and that of their neighbours at risk, by refusing to comply with directions from Council.”
Residents are reminded of 10 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT DENGUE FEVER!!!
More information about dengue fever is available at www.health.qld.gov.au/dengue