DF is a viral disease that is transmitted from an infected to a non-infected person, by the bite of an Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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The main symptoms of the disease are fever, headache, muscle/back/joint pain, rash and nausea.
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The well adapted to life in the tropics is likely to be the major transmitter of the disease in our region.
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There are no vaccines for malaria at this time, so persons travelling to a malaria–endemic country need to be wary of the symptoms.
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It is a disease with epidemic potential which has symptoms which can be confused with dengue, malaria or other vector-borne diseases.

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Yellow Fever

Urban YF is a rare phenomenon – almost non-existent in modern times in the Caribbean, but it is a distinct possibility. Read More

Lymphatic Filariasis

Infection may present in human beings with symptoms which range from recurrent fever in the acute phase to chronic.

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Chagas Disease

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