CARPHA warns of possible dengue fever outbreak

While chikungunya and zika which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, CARPHA is warning members of the public to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.”

CARPHA issued a statement on Thursday noting that this is because as before, the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist and increased levels of dengue are being reported in Latin America and elsewhere. 

The association said efforts must be stepped up to stop mosquitoes from breeding and biting, especially to protect pregnant women and vulnerable populations from illness. According to the release, CARPHA said it is imperative as rainy season begins in many countries.

The release added that mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and…

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