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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Barbados : Dengue outbreak as infected rises to 98

Via The Barbados Advocate :

" CHIEF Medical Officer, Dr Joy St John, confirmed that Barbados is in fact in a dengue outbreak.While on a tour of the Accident and Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. St John expressed her concerns about the growing number of infected Barbadians and urged citizens to do their part to contain the vector population in their area.Dr. St John presented facts and figures that convincingly show the high increase in confirmed cases, but maintains that there are, as of yet, no confirmed deaths as a result of dengue fever or any of its types.

“To date, there have been ninety-eight confirmed cases of dengue fever and we have many more notifications coming in from all over the island. There have been eighteen persons hospitalised: Thirteen of those have been confirmed as dengue, five we are waiting on laboratory results. We have three confirmed cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever, one was a clinical diagnosis."

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