DPHSS confirms another additional case of dengue

Dengue is a debilitating viral disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes that causes sudden fever and acute pains in the joints.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) announced that it has tested and confirmed one additional case of locally acquired dengue infection.

The recently confirmed case is under investigation and more information will be provided once available, the Joint Information Center stated.

To date, there are now eight confirmed cases of locally acquired dengue infection and four
confirmed cases of imported dengue infection. The fourth additional imported case was reported late.

Before the announcement, seven days went by without any announcement of any new case of locally acquired dengue.

But with the enhanced surveillance and continued timely reporting by Guam healthcare providers, DPHSS expects additional cases of dengue to be detected.

DPHSS also continues mosquito surveillance to include the capture of adult mosquitoes in high-risk areas.