St Lucia on dengue fever alert
St Lucia's Health Ministry has put the country on high alert for dengue fever and has already reported one suspected death from the disease.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Merlyn Fredericks says her Ministry is awaiting confirmation that a child may have succumbed after suffering from dengue-like symptoms.
She notes that while there is a reported increase in dengue cases, the situation has not reached epidemic proportions.
However, she says the public is being urged to be cautious.
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