U.S. CDC dengue experts arrive on Guam


At the request of the Department of Public Health and Social Services, experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Dengue Branch have arrived on Guam.

Medical entomologist Ryan R. Hemme and biologist Gilberto E. Felix arrived on Guam to assist in the government’s dengue response.

According to a release from DPHSS, the experts will help provide their expert advice and assess the health department’s current mosquito surveillance strategy.

As part of an aggressive outreach commitment, CDC continues to provide DPHSS with technical assistance on epidemiological surveillance, monitoring, and risk communications and part of the initiative is providing informational briefs to key stakeholders and the community.

The community is invited to a presentation on dengue basics by medical epidemiologist U.S. Public Health Service Lt. Commander W. Thane Hancock, and the newly arrived panel of experts who will provide information and answer questions at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at Merizo Elementary School.