Another case of local dengue

DPHSS said its Epidemiology and Surveillance Team is still investigating whether the confirmed case is locally acquired or imported.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has tested and confirmed another positive case of dengue fever.

According to DPHSS, an epidemiologic investigation has determined that it is a locally acquired infection.

This brings the total number of confirmed locally-acquired dengue cases to 11 and seven imported cases.

DPHSS says it continues to receive reports of suspect cases as a result of the department’s increased community outreach and timely reporting by Guam healthcare providers.

Public Health reminds the public that the dengue virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito and cannot spread directly from person-to-person.

The community is also advised to avoid mosquito bites and eliminate its breeding sites to help stop the spread of the dengue virus.