Eleven Confirmed Cases Of Dengue Fever In Antigua

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Health officer inspects mosquito breeding site

Health officials have confirmed that the country has 11 confirmed cases of dengue fever.

 

This information was disclosed during a recent press conference by the acting Deputy Chief Health Inspector Darryl Spencer.

 

His comments come amidst recent pronouncement that the island had over 100 reported cases since the first case in November 2018.

 

Spencer says in some cases persons are confused about the symptoms of the common cold with those of the dengue fever.

 

“The reason for 11 is that somewhere tested and found not to be dengue.”

 

He says the pronouncement is made based on what symptoms the patent is experiencing.

 

“The suspect is basically what the person identify with or what the health care professionals believe it to be internally but after close examination, it could be something else.”

 

Spencer is calling of residents to dispose of any garbage or items that can potentially become a breed spot for Mosquitos.

 

Dengue fever is carried from person to person by the Adeyes Egypti mosquito.

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