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St Lucia on warning in the middle of reported dengue deaths in Martinique

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) – Health lovers in St. Lucia have issued a warning in the light of the reported deaths due to mosquito-borne disease, dengue, on the nearby French island of Martinique. "We ask people to be alert, warn," said Chief Medical Officer, Dr Merlene Frederick-James. "At this time, we do not see an increase in dengue cases, but as we said other countries in the region notice an increase, the countries that are close to us, the French territories notice an increase, so we must be warned." 19659002] According to Frederick-James, with most of the population under the age of 10, health officials are worried because they have not been exposed to the disease, especially the type 3 variation. "And this is definitely a concern when people who have not been exposed," she explained. "When a disease enters a country where people have not been exposed before, it means that these people have not developed antibodies and it is quite possible that you can have a larger outbreak as a result of it because you have more people who is susceptible to the condition. Detgue normally falls during the rainy season, said Frederick-James, who added that although it has been relatively dry on the island, there have been some showers. "So we must be watchful" She "Although we are in a relatively dry period, we have showers and we know that when there are showers and when there is water that is obvious in and around the home,…

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) – Health lovers in St. Lucia have issued a warning in the light of the reported deaths due to mosquito-borne disease, dengue, on the nearby French island of Martinique.

“We ask people to be alert, warn,” said Chief Medical Officer, Dr Merlene Frederick-James.

“At this time, we do not see an increase in dengue cases, but as we said other countries in the region notice an increase, the countries that are close to us, the French territories notice an increase, so we must be warned.” 19659002] According to Frederick-James, with most of the population under the age of 10, health officials are worried because they have not been exposed to the disease, especially the type 3 variation.

“And this is definitely a concern when people who have not been exposed,” she explained.

“When a disease enters a country where people have not been exposed before, it means that these people have not developed antibodies and it is quite possible that you can have a larger outbreak as a result of it because you have more people who is susceptible to the condition.

Detgue normally falls during the rainy season, said Frederick-James, who added that although it has been relatively dry on the island, there have been some showers.

“So we must be watchful” She

“Although we are in a relatively dry period, we have showers and we know that when there are showers and when there is water that is obvious in and around the home, the mosquitoes can breed. “

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have recently issued a warning about the possibility of an outbreak in dengue in the region.

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