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St Lucia student dies from dengue fever

Published: Saturday December 7, 2013 | 12:29 pm Comments 0

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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