Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton is urging people not to await an officially confirmed diagnosis for dengue before consulting a doctor and getting treatment.
Dr. Tufton says according to current best practice, emphasis is placed on a clinical assessment to determine the administering of treatment for dengue.
The Health Minister was responding to a report in the print media today that five more children have died of dengue at the Bustamante Hospital for Children this month compared to 15 over the previous 22 months.
Dr. Christopher Tufton, Health Minister. He was speaking on Nationwide: This Morning.
Dr. Tufton says the epidemiologist has said it’s expected to be a few months more before cases of dengue begin to decline.