COVID-19 continues to be rampant in the world but while the world focuses on that particular disease, cases of the Dengue Fever have been reported in some Caribbean countries.
Moreover, as of late, health authorities here in the Federation have been encouraging residents of St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) to be vigilant.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda have reported cases of the Dengue Fever.
Dengue Fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Typically, symptoms begin three to fourteen days after infection.
The symptoms may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, as well as a characteristic skin rash.
Although Dengue seems to be lurking around us again, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, said everyone has a responsibility to ensure that there is no outbreak of Dengue in SKN.
Chief Medical Officer – Dr. Hazel Laws.
At present, St. Kitts and Nevis has zero cases of the Dengue Fever. In that vein, Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Judy Nisbett, made this appeal: