By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on the dengue outbreak in Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Health is reporting 888 confirmed and 365 suspected dengue Fever cases as of October 24.


To date, Saint Lucia has recorded three confirmed dengue-related deaths.

All health regions continue to be affected by the occurrence of dengue. However, the highest number of cases confirmed continues to be in the northern part of the island. Castries accounted for 28 percent of the cases, Gros-Islet 19 percent and Babonneau 8 percent of cases. Vieux Fort accounted for 11 percent, while Micoud and Dennery each accounted for 8 percent of cases.

Between October 11 and October 24, 2020, new cases were confirmed in the Micoud and Vieux-Fort districts. To date, two strains of dengue viruses, DENV3 and DENV2 have been identified as being in circulation in Saint Lucia during this outbreak.

The public is reminded that Dengue Fever can be controlled by reducing or eliminating your risks of mosquito bites. This can be achieved by: – Eliminating mosquito breeding sites in and around our homes by discarding all open containers with stagnant water on a regular basis, – Using insect repellent, which may be applied directly to the skin, clothing or mosquito nets. – Wearing long clothing.