Dengue Alert – Ministry of Health


The following is from the Ministry of Health.

The Dengue virus is spread to persons by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito.

Symptoms of Dengue usually include

  • Sudden onset of fever
  • Headache
  • Joint pains
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Muscle pains
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Diarrhea

If you experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Use ONLY paracetamol pain killers
  • Do NOT take ibuprofen, diclofenac or aspirin as it may cause bleeding
  • Drink lots of fluid
  • Rest
  • Visit your doctor or nearest health centre and follow instructions carefully

Seek IMMEDIATE medical attention if you experience any of the following signs:

  • Severe belly pain
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Bleeding from mouth, nose or any unusual bleeding
  • Bloody or black, sticky stool
  • Feeling faint
  • Low energy or restlessness
  • Small bleeding spots under skin
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

For more information contact:

  • 1-888-ONE-LOVE (1-888-663-5683)
  • 876-633-7924
  • Your Parish Health Department
  • The Ministry of Health website and on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.