St. John Woman Dies in Miami Hospital of Complications Attributed to Dengue Fever

A St. John resident died in a Florida hospital on Friday, August 20, from complications attributed to dengue fever after being transferred from the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, a medical source told St. John Tradewinds.

The 47-year-old woman, who worked in the island’s tourism industry, reportedly had been admitted to the SRMC on Thursday, August 19, before being transferred to a Miami-area hospital where she died early Friday morning, according to the Tradewinds source, a medical professional who is not affiliated with either hospital.

There are approximately six reported cases of dengue  fever on St. Thomas, two cases on St. John and several thousand similar cases have been reported in Puerto Rico this month, according to the source.

Spokespersons for SRMC and the Florida hospital could not be reached for comment over the weekend.