Image via WikipediaTrinidad 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.