Deaths associated with dengue haemorrhagic fever: the first in Australia in over a century

McBride, William J.H. (2005) Deaths associated with dengue haemorrhagic fever: the first in Australia in over a century. Medical Journal of Australia, 183 (1). pp. 35-37.

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Abstract

A dengue fever epidemic was recognised in the Torres Strait Islands of Queensland in late 2003. Two fatal cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever occurred in early 2004. This severe manifestation is more common when a patient is infected a second time, with a different virus serotype to the first infection. These are the first fatalities related to dengue fever in Australia in over a century.

Item ID: 174
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Keywords: dengue, Australia, fatalities
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Reproduced with permission from Medical Journal of Australia.

Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2006
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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