So you have been hearing a lot about dengue. You should know by now how to keep your surroundings free of mosquito breeding circumstances or sites. But do you know the symptoms of dengue?
Medical Officer of Health for St. James, Dr. Marcia Johnson-Campbell, is encouraging persons to be aware of the symptoms of dengue fever and seek medical treatment immediately if any is experienced. “If persons have persistent fever, persistent vomiting, and persistent abdominal pain, or if there is any bleeding, [these are] the warning signs suggesting that the disease is taking a more severe course. We want these persons to come in [to health facilities] and seek medical care promptly,” Dr. Johnson-Campbell pointed out.
She was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the JIS Regional Office in Montego Bay, St. James.