More dengue cases being reported in St. Ann

Chief Public Health Inspector for St. Ann Leroy Scott


The St. Ann Public Health Department is reporting an increase in suspected cases of dengue in the parish, starting in July.

Chief Public Health Inspector for St. Ann Leroy Scott reported on Thursday that 16 suspected dengue cases were reported in July and another 26 were reported in August.

Mr. Scott, who was addressing the monthly meeting of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, revealed that most of the suspected dengue cases so far been associated with three communities - Claremont, Alexandria, and Brown's Town.

He said the increase in suspected dengue cases in St Ann was not surprising, given that "during this time of the year is when the mosquito population is at its peak," and that the Ministry of Health has increased its surveillance in the parish as a result.


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