No Malaria Outbreak In T&T

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No Malaria Outbreak In T&T

There is no outbreak of malaria in Trinidad and Tobago.

The country has been malaria free since 1965.

Confirmation of this comes from Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh.

He made the revelation during the question and answer period in the parliament on Friday.

The Minister was asked by the Member of Parliament for Couva South, Rudy Indarsingh, what immediate measures are being taken to address the spread of disease in the public interest.

In response, Mr Deyalsingh said laboratory data indicate in 2021  there were nine cases, 2022 ….14 cases , 2023………11 cases and 2024 ……..three cases.

He said the experts indicate most of the malaria cases are brought into the country by persons who travelled abroad, got the mosquito transmitted disease and brings it back to Trinidad and Tobago.