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Barbados: CMO: "We Are In An Epidemic"

World-wide dengue distribution, 2006. Red: Epi...Map showing worldwide distribution of dengue Fever Image via WikipediaBarbados: CMO: "We Are In An Epidemic": "Bridgetown -- Sept. 11, 2010 -- Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John has confirmed that Barbados is experiencing a dengue epidemic.
Dr. St. John was at the time addressing the media after opening the National Task Force on Physical Activity's two-day workshop for community fitness trainers, being held at the Pan American Health Organisation, Dayrells Road, St. Michael, today.
'I announced an outbreak, I think three weeks ago because at the time, based on our statistical examinations of trends and a close examination of previous figures, we are in an outbreak. So I don't want persons to feel as though I am trying to tell them that we are not,' she stated.
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