“If necessary…fogging schedule will be put in place” in the context of Dengue Fever, says Nevis’ Medical Officer of Health

“If necessary…fogging schedule will be put in place” in the context of Dengue Fever, says Nevis’ Medical Officer of Health

Although Dengue Fever seems to be lurking around the Eastern Caribbean, everyone has a responsibility to ensure that there is no outbreak of Dengue in St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN), the Federation’s health authorities have said. 

 

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. 

 

At present, St. Kitts and Nevis has zero cases of the Dengue Fever. However, countries such as St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Lucia, have reported cases of Dengue Fever. 

 

Taking into account the situation, can the public expect a fogging schedule in the near future? 

 

On Monday, Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Judy Nisbett, said if it becomes necessary, a schedule will be put in place. 

 

Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Judy Nisbett. 

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