Grenada Broadcasting Network

17th May 2022

  

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Spike in dengue cases pushes the ministry of health to further emphasize the need to keeping the environment free from receptacles that become breathing sites for mosquitoes.

One of the Acting Permanent Secretaries in the ministry of Health, Hannah St. Paul, applauds the initiative rolled out by the ministry of health in collaboration with the Vector Control unit and Huggins, to sensitize the public on the Dengue.

During the past weeks the country recorded a spike in the vector bone disease.

That’s according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shawn Charles in providing the latest statistics.

He said few persons were hospitalized.

There is no particular treatment according to him for the virus, however he advises persons to drink lots of fluids, take cool baths etc.

Acting permanent Secretary Dr. Francis Martin says it’s a collective effort on the part of every individual in having this under control. Simply by keeping their environment clean.

The virus is spread by the Adese Egypti Mosquito biting an infected person and goes onto bite another person.

 

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