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Guam confirms another dengue case

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services confirms another confirmed case of the dengue virus, but the Epidemiology and Surveillance Team is investigating whether the confirmed case was locally acquired or if it was imported.

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In this file photo, employees for a contractor spray insecticide at Ordot-Chalan Pago Elementary School in September as officials worked to eradicate mosquitoes or larvae on the school campus.  Photo courtesy of the Guam Department of Education

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 20.

Public Health continues to receive reports of suspected cases as they continue community outreach efforts.

The dengue virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito and cannot spread directly from person-to-person.

Anyone who lives in or travels to an area where dengue virus is found can get it from mosquito bites.

The community is advised to avoid mosquito bites and eliminate mosquito breeding sites to help stop the spread of dengue virus.