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Epidemiology of Dengue in St. Lucia 2006 to 2011: An Increase in Incidence

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.509

INTRODUCTION

Dengue is a viral disease and a major threat to public health, with more than 50 million people infected globally every year (1, 2). During the past three decades, the Caribbean region has confronted cyclical outbreaks of dengue occurring every three to five years (3). The control of dengue is a priority for the Ministry of Health (MOH) in St. Lucia but obstacles to its control include difficulty in controlling the vector population, lack of public awareness regarding risk factors, and a fragmented surveillance system for tracking cases and implementing outbreak prevention measures. 

Accepted: 
21 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 21 Mar, 2016

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