There is a major dengue outbreak in Belize and unfortunately the number of confirmed clinical cases are on the rise and have increased by a 10% compared to the numbers a week ago. According to reports bases on a data collection from medical facilities across the country there are a total of 789 confirmed cases in the country of which 40% of the cases are children.
There is no specific treatment for dengue. The best thing to do is to get treated as early as possible so that the symptoms such as fever, muscle pain and others be treated immediately so as to prevent dehydration and other potential factors that can lead to hemorrhagic (bleeding) dengue.
According to the Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero there are 49 documented cases of severe dengue but fortunately non have been fatal as a result of dengue. He also stated that the number of cases are higher in the Cayo District followed by Corozal.