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In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has received results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), confirming two dengue-related deaths in Saint Lucia, bringing the death count to 3 confirmed dengue-related deaths.

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In addition, a fourth death is currently being investigated.

As of Oct. 10, a total of 711 confirmed cases have been recorded. The northern part of the island continues to report the highest numbers of cases, although cases have been reported throughout the island.

Health officials remind the public that dengue fever can be controlled by reducing or eliminating the mosquito population. Measures to do so include: using insect repellent, which may be applied directly to the skin, clothing or mosquito nets; and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants especially during the hours of highest mosquito activity.