More Dengue cases recorded; one death confirmed

September 29, 2023

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that the number of presumed, suspected and confirmed Dengue cases has increased to 1,060. Of that number,132 are confirmed Dengue cases with the Type 2 strain dominating the confirmed case count.

The ministry is always advising that four of the six deaths previously under investigation have been classified. One death was Dengue-related, while the other three were classified as suspected Dengue-related deaths.

All parishes have recorded Dengue cases, with Kingston & St Andrew, St. Thomas, St Catherine, Portland, and St James recording the most confirmed cases. 

The pubic is being reminded hat Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that is usually a mild illness in which a person may get a fever, headache, joint, and muscle pains.

The recommended treatment for the fever is acetaminophen/paracetamol.

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