Chief Medical Officer says ‘No Cause For Concern’ and no local transmission from imported case of Dengue in Cayman Brac in November

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Author: The Editor

1 Dec, 2022

In a statement made last month, the Public Health Department, Customs and Border Control (CBC) and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) confirmed that there was a case of Dengue Fever reported in Cayman Brac.

They stated that the individual was receiving the appropriate care and after inquiry into the matter, Public Health discovered that the individual contracted Dengue Fever before they arrived to the Cayman Islands. They explained: “There has been no outbreak of dengue in Cayman Brac, nor has there been any community transmission of the disease on any of the three islands to date this year.”

MRCU and Public Health have been collaborating with one another to continue to lessen the risk of individuals contracting illnesses from the mosquito population, including MRCU expanding the areas they operate in, in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Chief Medical Offer, Dr Nick Gent explained that they will continue to track the situation and any developments and will keep the public informed. However, at this time, he stated there is: “no cause for concern”.

To read their full statement click here.

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