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8-year-old among dengue deaths

8-year-old among dengue deaths
Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George (FILE)

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Barbados has recorded two dengue-related deaths, but health officials are reassuring the public they are on top of the situation.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George, while not indicating when the deaths occurred, said one deceased was a young child, eight years old, who had a pre-existing significant condition and officials were “awaiting confirmation”.

He did not reveal the age or gender of the other individual, only saying that the person did not have any predisposing conditions, which made it worrisome.

George was speaking yesterday at a press conference at the Pan American Health Organisation, Dayrells Road, Christ Church, where he and Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic were receiving a donation of equipment.  (RA)

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