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Increase in dengue cases

September 8, 2023

There’s been an increase in cases of dengue fever, which is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has reported an increase in positive samples for the virus.

As a result, health officials are urging Barbadians to take precautions.

The laboratory indicated that five positive cases of dengue – three cases of Type 2 and two cases of Type 3 – were recorded in August.

Additionally, four positive cases of the virus – two cases each of Type 2 and Type 3 – were recorded, so far, for September.

In light of the increase in cases, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. the Most Honourable Kenneth George, encourages members of the public to report mosquito sightings to the Environmental Health Departments at the polyclinics nearest to them.

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