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Health ministry reports more than 1,000 suspected cases of dengue

Stegomyia aegypti (formerly Aedes aegypti) mos...Image via Wikipedia JamaicaObserver.com: "THE Ministry of Health says there were 1,137 suspected cases of dengue fever as at September 4, 149 of which have been laboratory-confirmed. The health ministry also said that there has been one confirmed death associated with dengue haemorrhagic fever, this as it steps up its mosquito control programme to contain the spread of the viral disease.
According to director of emergency, disaster management and special services at the ministry, Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse, 1,704 communities have been fogged since June.
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