Trinidad’s prime minister diagnosed with dengue

Doctors in Trinidad say the Caribbean island’s prime minister is among the nearly 1,700 people who have been diagnosed with dengue, the Associated Press reports.

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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