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Cayman Islands Government

Dengue Update for 19 January 2013

- Total cases investigated for dengue in 2012 is 94 and 8 for 2013.

- Since the last update as of 12 January 2013, there had been 4 new cases under investigation. None of them had travel history to an endemic area. One of them was resident of George Town, one was from Bodden Town and two were from West Bay.

- Four results were received during this week from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) previously known as the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC).

- Thus the total results received are: 90 cases with results (36 positives, 50 negatives, and 4 inconclusive) with 12 results pending.

Of the 36 confirmed cases, 12 have reported a travel history to endemic countries and 24 had no travel history, suggesting that they acquired the dengue locally.

- Distribution of all confirmed cases: West Bay - 27, George Town - 5 and Bodden Town - 4.

- Out of the 12 with travel history: 7 from West Bay; 3 from George Town, and 2 from Bodden Town.

- Of the 24 without travel history: 20 from West Bay, 2 from George Town and 2 from Bodden Town.

- Total hospital admissions: 25 (none from 1-19 January 2013).

For further information contact: Yvette Cacho