About dengue virus infection
Dengue virus infection (also called dengue fever) is caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. Dengue fever is an illness that is similar to a serious case of the flu. Most people who have dengue fever recover in about a week. Sometimes, the infection is more serious and occasionally it is fatal.
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's dengue fever page.
Surveillance and reporting
Dengue virus infection is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.
For more on dengue fever in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.