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Cayman Islands Government
 

Dengue Still a Concern

Total cases investigated for dengue in 2012 is 94, and 33 for 2013.

Since the last update (as of February 2, 2013) there have been two new cases under investigation for dengue during the week of February 3-9, 2013. They had no travel history to an endemic area; one was admitted to the hospital; one is a resident of George Town and the other of West Bay.

Four results were received during this week from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) previously known as the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC). All four tested negative for dengue and none of them had a travel history. These results are included in this year’s (2013) cases. The onset of the last confirmed case was on January 18, 2013.

The total results received thus far are: 109 cases with results (40 positives, 65 negatives, and 4 inconclusive) with 18 results pending.

Of the 40 confirmed cases, 12 have reported a travel history to endemic countries and 28 had no travel history, suggesting that they acquired the dengue locally.

Distribution of all confirmed cases: West Bay 31, George Town 5 and Bodden Town 4.

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

Of the 28 without travel history: 24 from WB, 2 from GT and 2 from Bodden Town.

Total hospital admissions: 30 (one admission during the week of February 3-9, 2013).

For further information contact: Lennon Christian