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Dengue Update

As of previous update on October 24, 2012:

- There were 37 cases being investigated for dengue

- Results were received for 17 of these cases; 8 positives of whom 3 had a travel history to an endemic country

- There were 9 negatives

- There are 20 cases with pending results

As of week ending November 3, 2012:

- Total results received for 32 cases

- Results confirmed for 15 of the 20 pending cases as mentioned above

- 15 positives of which 5 were admitted to hospital

- Of the 15 cases, 8 have reported a travel history to endemic countries and remaining 7 had no travel history, suggesting that the dengue was acquired locally

- Distribution of confirmed cases: West Bay 11, Bodden Town 3 & George Town 1

- 17 negatives of which 2 were admitted to hospital, and

- Awaiting results of 5 from the 20 pending cases as of Oct 24

Since October 24, 2012:

- There were 13 new cases being investigated for dengue, of which 3 persons were admitted to hospital

- Total cases being investigated for dengue since the beginning of the year is now 50 cases

- 18 cases with results pending (5 prior to October 24 and 13 since).

- Although there were 2 children investigated for dengue to date, none have been tested positive

- Total hospital admissions: 10 (5 confirmed cases, 2 negatives and 3 pending results)

For further information contact: Yvette Cacho