Tag Archive for 'Dengue'

Man, mosquito and money

By Raffique Shah
February 02, 2016

Raffique ShahIn this space yesterday, Dr Sherene Kalloo launched a broadside against Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh and his almost jokey war against the Zika virus, pre-empting a column I had already half-written, titled “Man vs Mosquito”.

Dr Kalloo argued that Minister Deyalsingh’s declaration of war against Zika and the Aedes Egypti mosquito by deploying soldiers, as hard-hit Brazil has done, as being a failed strategy.

It has not worked in Brazil and it will not work here.
Continue reading ‘Man, mosquito and money’

Hon. Prime Minister diagnosed with Dengue

From the Office of the Prime Minister
August 16, 2011

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-BissessarPrime Minister the Honourable Kamla Persad Bissessar has been recently diagnosed with Dengue fever (Classical type). It is the less severe strain.

The Prime Minister is now resting comfortably and would like to assure citizens that she is receiving medical care and supervision.
Continue reading ‘Hon. Prime Minister diagnosed with Dengue’

Dengue Outbreak

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Dengue outbreak
A dengue outbreak has been declared in T&T. The confirmed deaths of three people due to the virus, unconfirmed deaths of two others and more than 600 reported cases of dengue prompted chief medical officer Dr Anton Cumberbatch to make the declaration yesterday.

3 Dengue Deaths
After two years, Trinidad and Tobago (TT) is again grappling with a dengue outbreak. The Health Ministry has received reports of five deaths out of which three have been confirmed as due to dengue haemorrhagic fever. There are approximately 600 clinical cases reported. Dengue fever is caused by an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Continue reading ‘Dengue Outbreak’