TITLE

Dengue fever on the rise at tourist getaways

AUTHOR(S)
Rynor, Becky
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the increase of dengue fever incidence on winter tourist getaways such as the Caribbean and Australia. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) warns that travellers are at high risk of contracting dengue fever which is rising because of factors such as increased international travel and global warming. It states that dengue is a febrile disease transmitted to infected mosquitos which breed in standing water found in urban areas.
ACCESSION #
48490563

 

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