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    Zika: Number of Australian cases rises to 76 as north Queensland prepares for mosquito breeding season

    PM By Alison Branley
    Updated about 7 hours ago

    The number of cases of Zika virus detected in Australia is now up to 76, with seven cases diagnosed this year in Far North Queensland.

    The latest figures from the Federal Health Department show travellers arriving from countries such as Fiji, Tonga and Mexico have brought the virus to Australia.

    Only five travellers came from Brazil.

    Health authorities have said there is still no recorded cases of the virus spreading between people inside Australia.
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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-2...s-rise/7960948
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