(iWitness News) The Ministry of Health said, on Monday, that it is investigating four deaths over the last three weeks in persons with who presented with symptoms suggestive of dengue fever.
The ministry said in a press release that the persons four person “quickly deteriorated, some with features of acute kidney failure.
“One elderly female was confirmed on laboratory diagnosis to have had dengue fever. One young male was negative for dengue fever, Zika and COVID-19. Another young male died before the dengue test could be completed. The fourth person was negative for COVID-19, but some of their other results including dengue, are still outstanding,” the ministry said in a press release.
The health ministry also advised that the dengue fever outbreak first noted in July 2020 continues with a total of 306 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever from Jan. 1 to Sept. 11.
“The mosquito borne disease, while affecting all health districts, is affecting the Kingstown, Georgetown and Pembroke Health Districts most, with 65.9% of cases coming from these areas.