Trinidad’s health minister says Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has a mild form of the mosquito-born virus and is expected to recover. Dr. Fuad Khan says the leader likely contracted the disease during a recent walking tour in the capital of Port-of-Spain.
The prime minister’s office released a statement late Tuesday saying Persad-Bissessar is working from home.
Khan says Trinidad is fighting a dengue outbreak and warns people to take precautions.
An 8-year-old Trinidadian girl died earlier this month from the more severe hemorrhagic dengue after being released from a hospital.
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