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Trincity hit by dengue
Several people have been tested positive for dengue fever in Montague, Trincity. Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan confirmed this yesterday and urged citizens to contact the Insect Vector Control Division should they encounter problems in their areas with the deadly mosquitoes. Khan said he indicated to the division “to start moving in on those mosquitoes.” He was speaking at a press conference held at the ministry’s Park Street office in Port-of-Spain for the launch of the chronic disease risk factor screening campaign—Check yourself, know your numbers. Khan said “young and old” people had been affected in the last few days.
However, when questioned about the number of affected people, he said he did not have “the exact figure.”
He said: “Anything that is more than normal...it becomes an outbreak.” Khan said he was informed about the outbreak around 9 am yesterday and that investigations were ongoing. “I urge the population to take this seriously because once it starts in one aspect of the country, it will spread,” he said. Khan urged the population to clean their surroundings and ensure there was no stagnant water, in an effort to eliminate the epidemic.
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