4 Confirmed dead from ‘severe dengue’ in SVG

By Admin. Updated 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Four (4) persons are confirmed to have died from Severe Dengue Fever during this current outbreak.

In a release, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment stated that a four (4) year old male who died before the dengue test could be completed, has now been confirmed to have had Dengue Fever from a sample taken after his death.

An elderly male who died on Friday, September 25 at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, has also been confirmed to have had Dengue Fever.

The two deaths are in addition to two previously confirmed deaths of one adult female and one nine (9) year old male who were confirmed on laboratory diagnosis to have had Dengue Fever.

There are currently 432 laboratory-confirmed cases of dengue in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Health officials said that type 3 dengue is the prevalent strain in St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the current outbreak.

Written by onenewsstvincent

One News St. Vincent is a subsidiary of ONE NEWS MEDIA which also includes Campus Reporter News (UWI Mona) and Secrets of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel and Tourism site. One News St. Vincent was founded on March 25, 2020. It is designed to bring a fresh social media engagement approach to news presentation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rest of the eastern Caribbean.

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