Five more suspected dengue cases investigated

| 27/12/2012

Aedes-Aegypti-3.jpg(CNS): Health care workers in Cayman continue to treat several people in hospital and as outpatients for suspected dengue fever as officials await confirmation on 24 results. Since the beginning of the year there have been 91 suspected cases of the disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Since 16 December there have been 5 new cases under investigation, public officials said this week. Of the 5 only one had travel history to an endemic area. No new results have been received from Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) this week but this does not impact patient care as they are treated as if they were positive, officials stated.

There have been 31 confirmed cases this year 20 of which have been transmitted locally. 16 of the locally transmitted cases were residents of West Bay, 2 from George Town and 2 from Bodden Town.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Category: Health

About the Author ()

Comments (1)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Anonymous says:

    I heard this outbreak was predicted as MRCU had run out of funding to continue spray programme? CNS, can you investigate/ inquire?