One more locally acquired dengue confirmed

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) reports that on Monday, October 14, the Guam Public Health Laboratory received laboratory results of one newly confirmed positive case of locally acquired dengue fever.

The test was sent off-island and took about two weeks to return. This brings the total number of confirmed locally acquired dengue cases to ten and six imported cases.

The DPHSS Epidemiology and Surveillance Teams continue to investigate any newly confirmed cases.

Additionally, the Division of Environmental Health’s Mosquito Surveillance Team continues to work with experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Dengue Branch to address surveillance and control of mosquitoes as they respond to dengue cases.