Via ABC News: Cairns' dengue fever cases hit 59.
Queensland Health says the far north's wet weather is hampering efforts to contain a dengue fever outbreak in Cairns.
Fifty-nine cases of the mosquito-borne virus have now been confirmed in Cairns and there are another 17 cases in the Port Douglas area.
Queensland Health says the Cairns outbreak originated from Thailand.
The director of Tropical Public Health Services, Dr Richard Gair, says the number of mosquitoes in the city area has increased and residents need to do their part.
"Particularly around the Parramatta Park, Cairns North area, although there would be high numbers in Cairns. That has led to an acceleration in the number of cases," he said.
"If everybody once a week were to make sure there weren't any breeding sites around their home, if we could get rid of all of those sites completely, then you wouldn't get transmission of dengue."