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Saturday, July 10

ONE DENGUE DEATH

The yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypti'. Note ...Image via Wikipedia
The Mosquito Crusades: A History of the American Anti-Mosquito Movement from the Reed Commission to the First Earth Day (Studies in Modern Science, Technology, and the Environment)Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "The Health Ministry yesterday said with the rainy season, the number of dengue cases being reported at hospitals and to the ministry has been “increasing quite dramatically” and one confirmed death has been recorded in June. From January to the end of June more than 400 clinical dengue cases were reported.

The ministry held a media briefing yesterday at its head office, Park Street, Port-of-Spain to report on the “critical increase” and get the public to “step-up” prevention activities. Dengue fever is spread by infected female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The mosquito breeds in clear water.
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