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How is dengue fever spread?

Page last updated 19 June 2020

While dengue fever cannot be spread from person to person, the disease can be spread by the bite of certain types of (infected) mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are commonly found in tropical areas around the world.

Sources & Citations

2. World Health Organisation. Dengue and severe dengue. Available at: (accessed 12 June 2020).

3. Australian Government. Department of Health. Dengue Fact Sheet. Available at:$File/Dengue-Fever-Factsheet.pdf (accessed 12 June 2020).

MAT-AU-2000116 - Date of preparation June 2020