The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has recorded 1,155 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever as of October 14.

The mosquito borne disease continues to affect all health districts, but most cases have been reported as occurring in persons who live in the Kingstown, Georgetown and Pembroke Health Districts.

Persons in the 0-15-year-old age group account for the majority of cases, with an attack rate of 2.6% in the 5-14-year age group.

To date, six (6) persons have died as a direct result of dengue fever.

The Hospital Services and Pharmacy Services Programmes of the Ministry of Health are working in close collaboration with the PAHO Eastern Caribbean Countries Office in Barbados to support the care and treatment of all patients with Dengue Fever, with a focus on critically ill patients with Severe Dengue Fever. This support includes the procurement of specialized equipment and medications to increase our capacity to care for patients who become severely ill with Dengue Fever.

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