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Two new cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, bringing the total number of locally transmitted cases to four.
Local health officials said they have heightened surveillance efforts in the wake of six confirmed cases of dengue fever in Grand Cayman. They are urging the public to take steps to eradicate any possible mosquito breeding places for the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito to help control the spread of the virus.
The Mosquito Research and Control Unit is visiting local neighbourhoods to carry out fogging and spraying to combat dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
Six dengue cases have been confirmed in Grand Cayman, with three being locally acquired, according to Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriquez.
A public health meeting on dengue fever has been planned for this Wednesday in East End.
Cayman’s Public Health Department issued an alert Friday about an outbreak of measles in Florida and other states in the US.
The Caribbean is experiencing a regional outbreak of dengue fever, but Cayman has no reported cases so far.
Dengue fever is not currently a problem in the Cayman Islands. And local health officials want to keep it that way.