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Spike in dengue cases, says MOH
The Ministry of Health is reporting that it has seen a spike in dengue cases.
However, Director of Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, Dr. Marion Bullock-Ducasse, says there is no cause for alarm, as the situation is not at an outbreak level.
Dr. Bullock-Ducasse says the Ministry is monitoring the numbers closely.
She says the Ministry expects to see an increase during the rainy months, between September and March. It is expected that the ministry will continue to monitor the trend on a weekly basis.
Director of Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, Dr. Marion Bullock-Ducasse.
The issue was discussed at today's Jamaica House Media Briefing, while Dr. Ducasse was giving an update on the Keep Jamaica Clean campaign.
Dr. Ducasse, who has day-to-day responsibility for the campaign, says some of the communities in the Corporate Area being targeted for the implementation of the vector control programme are located around Half-Way-Tree and East Kingston, where malaria cases were seen up to five years ago.
She says these communities have already benefitted from an intense cleanup programme.