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Dengue Fever is a notifiable infectious disease in Western Australia.
notifiable communicable disease case definitions (Word 1.29MB)
Notifications should be made using the communicable disease notification form for
metropolitan residents (PDF 209KB)
regional residents (PDF 208KB)
For notification of regional residents see contact details of
public health units (Healthy WA)
See also description of
statutory medical notifications in Western Australia
Public health management
: Dengue Fever virus: four closely related viruses dengue 1-4.
: 4 to 7 days.
: No evidence of direct person to person transmission.
: Do not exclude, but cases should avoid being bitten by mosquitos while symptomatic to reduce the chance of spreading the infection.
: Do not exclude.
: No specific anti-viral treatment. Symptomatic treatment only.
: None available.
: is conducted by
public health units (Healthy WA
) and Department of Health environmental health officers.
Dengue National guidelines for public health units, Department of Health (external site)
Notifiable disease data and reports
Up-to-date Dengue Fever notification data (external site)
General infectious disease reports
Prevent mosquito-borne disease on holiday overseas (Healthy WA)
About WA Health