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Dominica’s Health Ministry is monitoring an outbreak of dengue fever in neighboring islands

Dominica’s Health Ministry is monitoring the outbreak of dengue fever in neighboring islands in efforts to prevent an outbreak here.

Since August, Grenada, St. Vincent and St. Lucia have reported significant increases in dengue cases.

Head of the Health Promotion Unit Mignon Rolle-Shillingford told a radio programme on Friday, there is currently no outbreak of dengue fever here but the Health Ministry is on alert.

Dengue Fever is a mosquito borne disease transmitted by the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

The most common symptoms of Dengue Fever include fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains and a red itchy rash.

 

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