2 Dengue deaths recorded in SVG

By Demion McTair. Updated 4:40 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Two people have died in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from Dengue Fever.

In a statement today, Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Senator Luke Brown said the two dengue deaths include a middle-aged female and a nine-year-old male.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is currently experiencing an outbreak in dengue.

As at September 21, 2020, there have been 374 laboratory-confirmed cases.

The strain of dengue prevalent is strain 3.

Health officials outlined a number of measures at a press conference on September 22 in their continued fight against dengue.

The measures include the hiring of more doctors to address an increase in the number of persons seeking medical attention and vector control measures to fight mosquito breeding.

Minister Brown said 50 dengue cases showed up at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department in the month of August.

For the month of September, so far, 167 cases of dengue showed up at the hospital, of which 37 were children and 59 admitted so far, as at September 20.

Written by onenewsstvincent

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