The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has grown increasingly concerned as they notice an uptick in Dengue Fever cases here especially over the period June-July.
In a release, the ministry said, “this was picked up by routine surveillance activities which revealed an overall total of 23 cases of dengue for the year”.
“Over the last 7 years, the annual average number of dengue fever cases has been 15. In 2010 and again in 2012, there were outbreaks of Dengue Fever when 218 and 248 cases were recorded respectively”, the release went on to say.
The ministry is advising the public to contact their health centre if they experience any related symptoms. These symptoms include: severe headache, joint pains, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, fever, and loss of appetite.
The viral infection is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.