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Dengue fever outbreak

ROSEAU — The Ministry of Health in Dominica has issued an alert concerning an outbreak of dengue fever.

So far seven cases of the disease have been confirmed while the authorities are awaiting confirmation on eighteen suspected cases.

There have been no deaths reported.

Dengue is an infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

The symptoms include high fever, intense headaches, severe joint and muscle pain, vomiting and a rash.

The ministry has urged people with signs or symptoms of dengue fever to seek immediate attention at the nearest health centre or contact their personal doctor. (CMC)

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