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Health ministry: No dengue outbreak

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2012 | 12:17 PM

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Jamaican health officials have warned that there has been a spike in dengue fever cases, but says it is not at the level of an outbreak.

Director of Emergency Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marion Bullock-Duccase, said several cases have been reported in Kingston and St. Andrew and two other parishes, but adds this is not unusual at this time of the year.

However, Speaking at a post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House this morning, Bullock-Ducasse said the Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation closely.

In the meantime, she said there have been 10 reported cases of leptospirosis up to April this year.