Student dies from dengue fever

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Student dies from dengue fever

The Health Ministry in St. Lucia has confirmed that a 15-year-old student has died after contracting dengue fever.

According to health authorities in St. Lucia the female student died last month.

The health ministry says the official cause of death was confirmed by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency.

As a result, the government has urged the population to become aware of the symptoms of the disease, which include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains.

Health officials there have also expressed concern about the prevalence of the disease on the island, noting there has been an increase in the number of undifferentiated fever and dengue fever cases at various health facilities.

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  1. We need to take care ourselves. PLEASE TURN ALL BUCKETS UPSIDE DOWN. DONT LEAVE GABBAGE IN ANY PLACE. DISPOSE IT PROPETLY. IF THERE ARE DRAINS WITH STANDING WATER PLEASE TAKE CARE OF IT. IM COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS WITH MY GRAND KIDS I WILL NOT ALLOWED THIS TO STOP ME. WE MUST EDUCATE OURSELVES IT CAN BE DONE. A CLEAN PLACE OR HOME STARTS WITH U AND ME DO YOUR PART FOR A CLEARNER HEALTHY ST.LUCIA THANKS.

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  2. The people of St Lucia should protest about the stagnant waters in the drains and make sure that the drains and other places where the mosquitoes manifest be cleaned on a regular basis.

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  3. Truck or no truck. There are many simple things that we can do to stop the spread of this. Getting rid of mosquitoes is one. For all den ignorant jackass looshans dat have uncovered containers that breed the critters, please stop this practice.

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  4. these fumigating trucks do not pass where poor people live? never saw them since twenty odd years living in one of Micoud's communities.I can remember long ago health inspectors passed to inspect our yard, pit-toilets spray around and sign the card, Each house had a number. what happens now if you are not rich you can die?

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  5. Poor hygiene in public, throwing food on the roads etc. people are lazy and don't clean things properly.

    Longer term government should be liasing with the Australian scientists who have successfully bred mosquitoes to not pass on dengue. I bet they don't even know about it.

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  6. Sweet Lush, I read earlier this year in a magazine that there were health hazards associated with that practice. That being said, fumigation is still being conducted in Florida. I am sad to hear that the kid had to die that way. When I was a kid living in St. Lucia, my best friend died of tetanus and this stayed with me for a long time. RIP

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  7. I don't know where you live but that truck does pass round in most areas like Grande Rivière GI, I've seen it up the Morne and Marchand

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  8. there used to be a truck before that would pass in all communities which contained some form of insecticide that chased the mosquitos away...y dont the ministry of health consider re implementing this?

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