No Dengue outbreak
Despite a dramatic rise in the number of dengue fever cases in the island this year, the ministry of health is insisting there is no outbreak.
There has been 412 suspected cases of dengue on the island, up to November 17, compared to 150 recorded over the similar period last year. The ministry said that number remains below the outbreak threshold.
The ministry expects that the number of cases of mosquito-borne diseases will increase from late August into November. In anticipation of this, the ministry says it will continue its mosquito-control activities, including a public education campaign, home inspections, destruction of breeding sites and fogging.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that is usually an illness in which a person may get a fever, headache, joint, and muscle pains.