MOH Reports 3-Year Increase In Dengue Cases


Over the last three years, there’s been an increase in the number of dengue cases outside of the usual heightened breeding season for mosquitoes.

That’s according to Jamaica’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor McKenzie, who was speaking yesterday on Nationwide This Morning.

She says over 50 cases were recorded during the month of May.

The Chief Medical officer says at that time, they weren’t expecting to record any cases.

Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor McKenzie, Chief Medical Officer.

Meanwhile, the Health and Wellness Ministry has fully activated its enhanced Vector Control Programme.

An increase in the breeding of mosquitoes is expected in the summer months, including those that carry the dengue virus.  

Porfolio Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, is urging persons to facilitate the Vector Control workers.

Dr. Christopher Tufton, Health and Wellness Ministwer speaking yesterday on Nationwide This Morning.

In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.

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