Dengue virus infection

Find out how we define and monitor cases of dengue virus infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.

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.

Disease type:
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

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

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