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Cayman remains Dengue-free: 20 tests returned negative, 6 pending

Local public health officials say Cayman remains free of mosquito-borne diseases for the year so far.
This as the latest tests for potential cases of Dengue, in particular, have returned negative.
Public Health Surveillance Officer Timothy McLaughlin-Munroe said thus far the Department has not detected any mosquito-borne diseases and that is either imported or locally transmitted.
He said a total of 26 cases were being investigated for Dengue at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad for testing.

Some 20 were negative, a further six cases are pending. Those results are expected by the end of the week.
Mr.McLaughlin Munroe said the department will continue to monitor the situation on a weekly basis.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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