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  • #16
    Dengue Death Toll Climbs To 135, Health Ministry Says

    By Abka Fitz-Henley
    Oct 08, 2019, 23:07 Pm05810
    There have been 135 suspected or confirmed deaths from dengue fever in Jamaica since January last year.

    Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, made the disclosure in a statement to the House of Representatives this afternoon.

    Dr. Tufton says the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, has characterized the dengue threat as a regional problem with links to global warming.
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    • #17

      St Ann battling dengue cases, residents urged to reduce breeding sites
      Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 2:25 PM

      An appeal is being made for residents of St Ann to step up their elimination of mosquito breeding sites as sections of the parish are experiencing increases in suspected cases of dengue.

      This has resulted in an increased patient load at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital.

      Some health officials have expressed concern over the many cases being recorded at the hospital as "highly suspicious" of dengue...