Health authorities in Barbados have renewed their call for public vigilance following at least one death linked to the dreaded dengue fever this year.
A recent release issued by the Ministry of Health has revealed that over the first nine weeks of this year, 135 cases of dengue fever were confirmed by laboratory testing and one death was recorded.
The ministry also revealed that 570 cases of dengue fever and four deaths were recorded in 2010. This compares to 2008, when during the first nine weeks of the year, two deaths were verified and 212 cases were documented, following an epidemic in 2007.
In an effort to control the spread of dengue fever, the Ministry of Health has urged Barbadians to guard against contracting the illness or harbouring mosquitoes on their premises.
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