First local dengue case reported in North Side

| 10/04/2013

(CNS): Although no local transmission cases of dengue fever have been confirmed since January of  this year, local health officialssaid that four new suspected cases have been reported over the last month. One of those was the first to be recorded in North Side the others were in both West Bay and George Town and none had any travel history to endemic countries. On 6 April 49 cases of suspected dengue fever have been  investigations in Cayman since the start of this year but only six have so far proved positive. With three results still outstanding all the rest were found to be negative and the last positive case for this year had an onset on 25 January. Reports of the fever are in decline with just nine suspected cases investigated over the last seven weeks.

With this trend, although cases may occur sporadically, and while the authorities are still waiting on the results of three possible cases as the last positive case for this year was on 25 January the outbreak is now over, officials said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well I guess only west bay people get dengue because I haven’t seen the plane or trucks in Bodden town for months. I guess we get thrown under the bus too!

  2. Anonymous says:


    It is time to teach people how to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes- using herbs, essential oils;  planting fragrant plants, herbs. etc. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    We need to start back spraying planes & Boats again! When mrcu sprayed planes & boats no dengue fever was reported in CI!


    • Anonymous says:

      Planes were out last night, and the trucks were out the night before, at least around WB and snug harbour.

      I just hope they were not spraying food and drink around, that would be against the law and imagine what the votes of 20,000,000 native mosquites could do to the Cayman political system!