Journal article

The Rise of Imported Dengue Infections in Victoria, Australia, 2010-2016

Stacey L Rowe, Irani Thevarajan, Jack Richards, Katherine Gibney, Cameron P Simmons

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease | MDPI | Published : 2018

Abstract

Dengue notifications have increased dramatically over the past seven years in Victoria, Australia-a trend which has been seen nationally and reflects increased cases internationally. We reviewed the epidemiology of dengue among Victorian travellers, changes in diagnostic methods and describe the burden placed on local health systems resulting from this disease of public health importance. Cases of dengue notified to the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, Australia, between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2016 were included in this review. Demographic, clinical, diagnostic methods, and risk factor data were examined using descriptive epidemiological analyses. Cases of dengue ..

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