Dengue fever

Statutory notification

Public health management

Important information

  • Infectious agent: Dengue fever virus: four closely related viruses dengue 1-4.
  • Transmission: mosquito-borne.
  • Incubation period: 4 to 7 days.
  • Infectious period: No evidence of direct person to person transmission.
  • Case exclusion: Do not exclude, but cases should avoid being bitten by mosquitos while symptomatic to reduce the chance of spreading the infection.
  • Contact exclusion: Do not exclude.
  • Treatment: No specific anti-viral treatment. Symptomatic treatment only.
  • Immunisation: None available.
  • Case follow-up: is conducted by public health units (Healthy WA) and Department of Health environmental health officers.


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