Jamaica surpasses 1000 confirmed circumstances of dengue

Jamaica has now surpassed 1,000 confirmed circumstances of dengue, based on a press release from the Ministry of Well being and Wellness.

As of November 30, there have been 1,301 confirmed Dengue circumstances in Jamaica, the ministry stated, together with 12 Dengue-related deaths – eight of which have been labeled as suspected and 4 as confirmed.

Kingston & St. Andrew has reported the best variety of circumstances for 2023 at 1,232. On the identical time, St Thomas continues with the best price of 541.4 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants.

The very best variety of circumstances continues to be noticed within the 5–14-year-old cohort at a price of 623.1 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants.

Dengue therapy and security measures

The ministry is once more reminding the general public that Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that’s often a light sickness by which an individual might get a fever, headache, joint, and muscle pains.

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“Relaxation and enough hydration are often sufficient to see one by the interval of sickness. The advisable therapy for the fever is acetaminophen/paracetamol,” it stated in a press release.

The ministry has additionally urged residents to not self-treat themselves if they believe that they’ve dengue, however to go to a well being facility and search medical recommendation.

It additionally urged folks to play their half by checking for and eliminating mosquito breeding websites of their environment.

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“Individuals are requested to play their half in making certain that the Dengue circumstances are minimized by monitoring water storage containers for mosquito breeding; holding environment freed from particles; destroying or treating potential mosquito breeding websites; sporting protecting clothes and utilizing a DEET containing mosquito repellent,” the assertion learn.

Dengue mitigation measures proceed

Because the outbreak was declared in September, over 400 communities have been fogged so far, based on Minister of Well being Christopher Tufton.

Morning and night fogging classes are only one a part of the ministry’s dengue outbreak mitigation plan, which features a public training marketing campaign on dengue, scientific administration, destroying mosquito breeding websites (primarily situated within the houses of residents), drain cleansing, and waste elimination.

Learn: COVID-19, dengue, and flu placing stress on Jamaican well being care system, says Tufton

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