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Dengue Update for 5 January 2013

- Total cases investigated for dengue in 2012 is 94 and 1 for 2013.

- Since the last update as of 22 December 2012, there had been 4 new cases under investigation. None of them had travel history to an endemic area. 3 of them were residents of George Town, and 1 from Bodden Town.

- 17 results were received from the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) this week -- of whom 3 were positive for dengue.

- Thus the total results received are: 86 cases with results (34 positives, 48 negatives, and 4 inconclusive) with 9 results pending.

Of the 34 confirmed cases, 11 have reported a travel history to endemic countries and 23 had no travel history, suggesting that they acquired the dengue locally.

- Distribution of all confirmed cases: West Bay 25, George Town 5 and Bodden Town 4.

- Out of the 11 with travel history: 6 from West Bay; 3 from George Town, and 2 from Bodden Town.

- Of the 23 without travel history: 19 from West Bay, 2 from George Town and 2 from Bodden Town.

- Total hospital admissions: 25 (13 confirmed cases, 9 negatives and 3 pending results).

Confirmed Dengue Cases between 2002-2012

Years Cases

2002: 1

2003: 1

2004: 1

2005: 2

2006: 1

2007: 9

2008: 2

2009: 2

2010: 7

2011: 2

2012: 34

NB: 9 test results for 2012 are pending

The total number of confirmed dengue cases in 2012 is the highest during the last 3 decades.

For further information contact: Yvette Cacho