SVG 2020 Dengue outbreak surpasses 2014 number

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment have advised the public that the Dengue Fever Outbreak first noted in July 2020 continues with a total of 306 laboratory-confirmed cases of Dengue Fever from January 1, 2020, to September 11, 2020.

This surpasses the 2014’s outbreak number of 240 laboratory-confirmed cases.

 “The Surveillance Committee of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is currently investigating four deaths over the last three weeks in persons who presented with symptoms suggestive of dengue fever,” a release from the Ministry said.

The release, which is dated September 21st, said these deaths include an elderly female who had positive laboratory results for dengue fever and a young male who tested negative for dengue fever, Zika and COVID-19.

Another young male died before the dengue test could be completed and the fourth person was negative for COVID-19 but had outstanding results for other viruses, including dengue.

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