Via ABC News: Dengue fever makes early showing in far north Qld. Excerpt:
Health authorities in far north Queensland are warning there could be more confirmed cases of dengue fever in coming days.
Three people have tested positive to the type one strain of the virus in Cairns in the past week.
Further north, 15 people have contracted the type three strain around Port Douglas and Miallo since October.
Dr Steven Donohue from Tropical Public Health Services says there are another four suspected cases.
He says mosquito control teams have been working in the affected areas.
"Obviously people, some of them are away and they haven't looked after their yards, or they could be coming back from a tropical country with a fever," he said.