We have put together a course on Dengue for those of you wanting to become more proficient at recognising, understanding and managing dengue.
It’s aimed at General Practitioners but most relevant health practitioners are welcome.
Various journal articles have pointed out that there is a need for more training in Travel medicine in General Practice. (1)
A retrospective review in the MJA in 2017 of hospitalised dengue patients from 2012-2015 in Victoria and the Northern Territory stated “Australian GPs and hospital clinicians should be familiar with the clinical manifestations of dengue, and ensure that their knowledge of the diagnosis, classification and management of dengue is up to date.”(2) and “optimal case management is important, and treatment errors, including the prescription of NSAIDs, must be avoided ”(2)An Editorial comment in the same MJA stated “Doctors in Australia must be alert to the possibility of dengue in their differential diagnosis of febrile conditions in returned travellers “ (3)