Four more new cases of suspected dengue reported

| 17/12/2012

mosquito_500px.jpg(CNS): Although officials say that the number of dengue cases in Cayman has begun to fall a further four suspected cases were reported to the public health department last week. This brings the total number of cases which have been under investigation for dengue since the beginning of the year to 86. Of the four new suspected cases that were reported since 8 December one had travel history to an endemic area, two were residents of West Bay, one in George Town and fourth is living in Bodden Town. With no results received this week the total number of positive cases remains at 31 with 19 results pending.

So far 25 people have been admitted to hospital suspected of having the disease but only 12 confirmed cases were confirmed as dengue fever. Six of the cases turned out to be something else and officials are waiting on results for the other seven.

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