Dengue fever outbreak on Guam now over

Since 2019, there have been 23 dengue fever cases on the island.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and public health officials have declared an end to the dengue fever outbreak on Guam.

Last Friday marked the 40th day since a case of the disease has been confirmed, completing the countdown for an all-clear.

Since 2019, there have been 23 dengue fever cases on the island. Fifteen of them were local and eight were imported.

No infected person has died or been hospitalized because of the disease and most, if not all, have already recovered.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero made the announcement during her State of the Island address Monday night.

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“Whether it was a world at war, trade disputes between rival nations, or the outbreak of diseases like the bird flu, SARs, dengue, and coronavirus…Guam learned, Guam prepared, Guam came together, and Guam has always weathered the storm. To date, Guam remains coronavirus free and our dengue fever outbreak is over,” the governor said during her speech.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control donated 5,000 mosquito nets to Guam to aid in the island’s dengue response.

Although the dengue outbreak on Guam is now over, if you are a resident living in substandard housing and interested in receiving a mosquito net, distribution will be ongoing until this Friday, Feb. 28 from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Astumbo Senior Citizens Center, the Tamuning Gym, and the Agat Community Center.