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Zika virus hits Australia

By Faeza
09 February 2016


New cases of Zika virus in Australia

Australia will step up testing of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Queensland as new cases of the infection were registered, Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick said on Saturday.

Earlier this week, the first cases of the Zika virus in Australia were confirmed in Sydney, New South Wales. Two other people tested positive in Queensland earlier on Saturday.

“Accelerating delivery of $1 million [$706,000 US] public awareness campaign as 2nd Qld #Zika case confirmed,” Dick wrote in his official Twitter account.

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