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    Source: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news155453.htm

    Over 500 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa
    [30 May 2008]
    SHABWA, May 30 (Saba)- A medical source said on Friday more than 500 persons have been affected by a dengue fever outbreak in Shabwa province, south-east of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.

    Deputy Director of the Health bureau in Shabwa Ahmed Saeed said the spread of dengue fever has increased in the province during the past two days, affirming the epidemic had infected more than 500 persons.

    But he mentioned any deaths were not registered due to the illness.

    Saeed voiced concern over the worsening health conditions of the province due to the proliferation of dengue virus and the absence of any proper government attention or role to combat the epidemic, noting government efforts are still temporary.

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    Re: Yemen:Over 500 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

    500 dengue infections registered in Shabwa, Yemen

    Wednesday, 28-May-2008

    Almotamar.net - Local sources in the governorate of Shabwa said Wednesday that around 500 cases of dengue have been registered in the governorate during the past few days in three districts of the province.

    The source pointed out that a medical team has arrived the province and with hem necessary medicines.

    The executive bureau in Shabwa province on Monday formed an operation room in the province to follow up and observe the spread of the disease and to take necessary measures to encounter and control the disease.

    The meeting studied a report on practical measures and arrangements taken by the health bureau in the province for fighting he disease in al the districts where the infection appeared.

    Local sources in the governorate of Shabwa said Wednesday that around 500 cases of dengue have been registered in the governorate during the past few days in three districts of the province. The source pointed out that a medical team has arrived the province and with hem necessary medicines.
    "Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights that must be our call to arms"
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      Re: Yemen:Over 100 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

      Dengue fever infects over 1000 people


      [02 June 2008]

      SHABWA, June 02 (Saba)- Medical sources said on Monday the number of people infected with dengue fever amounted to more than 1000 cases in Shabwa province, south-east of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.

      The sources were quoted by the independent newsyemen.net as saying that the numbers of dengue fever cases had increased remarkable in some districts of the province.

      The sources explained that field spraying processes are still continuous, pointing out that the spraying campaign aims at eradicating mosquitoes which cause dengue fever.

      Last week, deputy Director of the Health bureau in Shabwa Ahmed Saeed said the outbreak of the tropical epidemic has infected more than 500 persons in the province during two days only.

      Mentioning any deaths due to the illness were not registered, Saeed voiced concern over the worsening health conditions in Shabwa due to the proliferation of dengue mosquitoes and the lack of healthy services in order to combating the epidemic.

      "Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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        Re: Yemen:Over 1000 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

        YEMEN: Dengue fever outbreak in south fuelled by "ignorance"

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        SANAA, 4 June 2008 (IRIN) - Field teams in the southern province of Shabwa have been combating an outbreak of dengue fever that hit the area in mid-May and affected hundreds, health officials have said.

        The epidemic has broken out in three of 17 districts in Shabwa, including Mayfaa, Hotaib, and al-Saeed, according to the local health office in Shabwa.

        Ahmed Awadh, head of the Dengue fever department, said the number of cases reported so far was 969.

        "The main reason was stagnant water, where mosquitoes gather. Rains have also played a role in spreading the disease," he told IRIN on 3 June.

        Awadh said the infectious disease had claimed the lives of five people because of ignorance as it was treated as a mere fever.

        "Our worry at the moment is stagnant water and rainfall, which would worsen the situation," he said.

        Ahmed Saeed, deputy head of Shabwa Health Office, told IRIN that people's awareness of the epidemic was very important in trying to prevent it.

        More awareness needed

        "It is not a matter of disease but awareness. People keep water in uncovered storage jars. They should get rid of stagnant water, too," he said.

        In addition to combating the disease, the field teams in the affected areas help educate citizens about dengue fever and how to prevent it, according to the health official.

        "The symptoms of dengue fever include severe headache, skin eruption, muscle pain, arthritis, and also pain behind the eyes. The field teams advise citizens with such symptoms to go to any nearby health facility," he said.
        The main reason was stagnant water, where mosquitoes gather. Rains have also played a role in spreading the disease.

        Saeed further noted that the field teams had distributed mosquito nets and sprayed the breeding areas and homes.

        "The field teams distribute medicines for the infected people after sending them to health facilities," he said.

        Tens of dengue fever cases were also reported in the western province of al-Hudeidah. But health officials there refused to give further details when contacted by IRIN, saying that making the cases public would cause panic among residents.

        The western al-Hudeidah governorate, 474km from Sanaa, was hit by dengue fever in 2005, and a total of 392 cases were reported, with 15 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

        Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection caused by one of four virus serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4). A more severe form of the disease is known as dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is most serious in children.

        According to WHO, two-fifths of the world's population - some 2.5 billion people - are at risk and there may be 50 million dengue infections worldwide every year.

        The disease is now endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, southeast Asia and the western Pacific, WHO said.


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          Re: Yemen:Over 1000 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

          Source: http://www.themedialine.org/news/new...p?NewsID=21762

          Dengue Fever Affects Hundreds in Yemen
          Written by The Media Line Staff
          Published Sunday, June 08, 2008

          An outbreak of dengue fever has hit the southern Shabwa province of Yemen, affecting hundreds since mid-May, health officials say.

          The number of cases reported so far is nearing a thousand, and five have died as a result.

          Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection caused by one of the four dengue viruses. A severe form of the disease, dengue hemorrhagic fever, is most serious in children. Symptoms appear three to 14 days after the infective bite and range from mild fever to incapacitating high fever, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain and rashes.

          Two fifths of the world's population ? some 2.5 billion people ? are at risk of being infected, according to the World health Organization (WHO) and it is endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, southeast Asia and the western Pacific.

          Health officials in Yemen say its spread is largely due to ignorance, a lack of awareness and the fact that it is being treated as a normal fever, according to IRIN.

          Stagnant waters and rainfall are worsening the situation.


          Field teams are distributing mosquito nets and spraying breeding areas and homes.

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            Dengue Fever Soars in Yemen Province

            Dengue fever soars in Yemeni province
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            SHABWA, June 13 (Saba)- Official sources said on Friday that health teams carried out spray in some districts of Shabwa province while the number of cases infected by dengue fever reached more than 1220 cases.

            Director of the Health Office in the province Salim Nasser confirmed the teams carried out a control spray against mosquito of dengue fever for three weeks, noting over 25 cases were examined last Thursday.

            Nasser affirmed that eight cases of the 25 cases were affected the disease, stressing that no deaths were reported.

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              Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

              Source: http://www.yobserver.com/local-news/10014499.html

              Dengue Fever fills four people in Yemen

              A 3-year-old child died in Lahj province in the south of Yemen, early on Wednesday due to dengue fever, reported local sources.


              The sources also said that many people in the area are suffering from fever whose symptoms are similar to those of the dengue fever, including strong headaches, dizziness and red eyes.

              Official sources stated that 115 Yemenis were officially confirmed as dengue fever patients from among 1903 suspected cases found in different provinces of the country since the beginning of this year.

              Recently, three Yemenis died most probably because of this epidemic in the province of Shabwa, in the east of the country,
              as stated by an official report released on Tuesday and carried by the state-run news agency Saba.

              "Until now we cannot confirm one hundred percent that the three people died because of this disease," the deputy Minister of Health, Majed al-Junaid said to Saba News Agency.

              A total of 64 people were confirmed as dengue fever patients in the eastern province of Hadhramout, 35 cases in the south eastern province of Shabwa, 9 cases in the western coastal province of Hodeidah, 4 cases in the southern province of Lahj, and 3 cases also in the southern province of Abyan.

              Dengue fever is a virus disease which has hit about 120 countries around the world since the middle of the last century.

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                Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

                Source: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news157897.htm

                HM registers further 180 cases of dengue fever
                [30 June 2008]

                SANA'A, June 30 (Saba) - Health Ministry registered 180 case of dengue fever within week, the ministry's report said.

                According to the report, the cases increased since beginning of this year from 1903 cases to 2083 on Saturday.

                The cases appeared in Shabwa, Abyan, Hodeida, Hadramout and Lahj governorates.


                Dengue fever is a virus disease which has hit about 120 countries around the world since the middle of the last century.

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                  Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

                  Source: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news158096.htm

                  HM: dengue fever is only in three districts
                  [02 July 2008]

                  SANA'A, July 02 (Saba) - Deputy Minister of Public Health and Population Majed al-Janid said on Wednesday that the ministry managed to restrict the dengue fever to be only in three districts across the country.

                  In a press conference, al-Janid said that the ministry controls the virus efficiently, pointing out to current virus of the dengue fever is weak then that was appeared in 2005.

                  Dengue fever is a virus disease which has hit about 120 countries around the world since the middle of the last century.

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                    Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

                    Dengue fever claims 3 lives in western Yemen


                    www.chinaview.cn 2008-07-06

                    SANAA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Three women died of dengue fever on Saturday in Yemen's western mountainous areas, local media reported.

                    Among the dead were a mother and her daughter, the reports said.

                    Many local residents were taken ill with suspected symptoms of dengue fever, the reports added, citing a local official.

                    The official urged local sanitary authorities to provide prompt medical aid to those in need.

                    According to a report released by the infectious diseases supervision bureau of the health ministry late last month, 115 cases of dengue fever had been diagnosed in five provinces since the beginning of this year and three of them had died.


                    "Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights that must be our call to arms"
                    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                      Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

                      Three women died of dengue in Raima, Yemen
                      Saturday, 05-July-2008

                      Almotamar.net - A parliamentary source in Raima governorate mentioned Saturday that two women and a child have died today of dengue fever. MP Ahmed Mohammed al-Dhabibi for the governorate of Raima pointed out to almotamar.net that the victims were a woman, her daughter and a third woman from the village of Bani al-Dhabibi in the district of al-Jubain.

                      Al-Dhabibi demanded the Health Ministry to speed up saving the citizens in Raima governorate as the disease infiltrated it, indicating that large number of people in the same area is suffering from similar syndromes believed to be the dengue.

                      The MP also said he had informed the Health Office in the governorate on the necessity of visiting the area to rescue the infected cases.

                      A parliamentary source in Raima governorate mentioned Saturday that two women and a child have died today of dengue fever. MP Ahmed Mohammed al-Dhabibi for the governorate of Raima pointed out to almotamar.net that the victims were a woman, her daughter and a third woman from the village of Bani al-Dhabibi in the district of al-Jubain.

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                        Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa



                        Still current at: 01 July 2008
                        Updated: 30 June 2008

                        This advice has been reviewed and reissued with amendments to the Health section (dengue fever outbreak in Shabwa province, southern Yemen). The overall level of the advice has changed.

                        Health
                        Medical facilities in Yemen, particularly away from the main towns, are poor.

                        Polio and malaria are common to Yemen. Polio is present in some Red Sea coastal towns and malaria is also present in low-lying areas along the Red Sea.

                        There have been reports of a dengue fever outbreak in the Arabian Gulf coast and in the western coastal towns of al-Hodeidah and Mokha and the hill area of al-Dali?. The most recent outbreak occurred in Shabwa province, in southern Yemen, where nearly 1,000 people have been infected with dengue since mid-May 2008. Three of the province's 17 districts have reported cases: Mayfaa, Hotaib, and al-Saeed.

                        You should exercise normal precautions to avoid exposure to HIV/AIDS. For more general information on how to do this see HIV and AIDS.

                        You should seek medical advice before travelling to Yemen and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date. For further information on vaccination requirements, health outbreaks and general disease protection and prevention you should visit the websites of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) and NHS Scotland?s Fit for Travel or call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

                        For more general health information see the Travel Health pages of the FCO website.

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                          Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

                          <table style="text-align: left; direction: ltr;" border="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td align="right" width="100%">The girl died of dengue fever and wounding 12 Directorate Zeid iron </td></tr><tr><td align="right" bgcolor="#fbf9f2" width="100%">
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                          أكد مدير الترصد الوبائي بمحافظة الحديدة، الدكتور سلطان المقطري، عن وفاة طفلة عمرة 4 سنوات ونصف بمرض حمى الضنك في قرية "دير العطا" بمديرية الزيدية.
                          The director of epidemiological surveillance of Hodeida Governorate, Dr. Sultan distilled, in the death of a girl aged 4 and a half years disease dengue fever in the village "Deir Atta" Directorate more.
                          وقال "المقطري" لـ"نيوزيمن" " إن تم اكتشاف 12 حالة مصابة بمرض حمى الضنك منذ مطلع مايو، مشيرا أن المشتبه بإصاباتها 112 حالة تم تحويل الحالات المشتبه بها إلى المختبر المركزي للكشف عنها ".
                          He said, "distilled" l "Niosemn" that "were discovered 12 cases infected with dengue disease since early May, noting that 112 suspected infection case has been transferred suspected cases to the central laboratory to detect it."
                          مشيرا إلى فريق الترصد الوبائي قام بعملية الرش في قرية دير العطا والرحمة، وقامت بمنح المواطنين العلاجات الوقائية اللازمة ، وتوعية المواطنين بضرورة ردم المستنقعات والتخلص من المياه المفتوحة والمعرضة للبعوض.
                          He pointed out epidemiological surveillance team carried out the spraying in the village of Deir Atta, compassion, and the granting citizens the necessary preventive treatments and to educate citizens need to bridge the marshes and open water disposal and prone to mosquitoes.
                          وكانت محافظة الحديدةقد شهدت انتشارا للمرض عام 2005 حيث تم التبليغ عن 392 إصابة ووفاة 15 شخصا، حسب منظمة الصحة العالمية.
                          The province Alhadidehgd witnessed widespread of the disease in 2005, where 392 were reported injured and the death of 15 people, according to WHO.


                          http://www.newsyemen.net/view_news.asp?sub_no=40_2008_07_11_20875

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                            Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

                            <table style="text-align: left; direction: ltr;" border="0" width="100&#37;"><tbody><tr><td align="right" width="100%">Health FREEMAN: There is no dengue in Bani skills and emphasizes the deaths of two women and the girl dealt with contaminated materials </td></tr><tr><td align="right" bgcolor="#fbf9f2" width="100%">
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                            نفى مصدر طبي في إدارة صحة ريمة عن عدم الاشتباه بحمى الضنك بالمحافظة.
                            Denied medical source in the Department of Health Karimi not suspected dengue fever governorate.
                            وقال نائب مدير مكتب الصحة أحمد الشاوش في اتصال لـ"نيوزيمن" أن ما نشر عن وفاة امرأتين وطفلة الأسبوع الماضي بسبب إصابتهن بحمى الضنك، كان بسبب تناولهم أشياء ملوثة.
                            The Deputy Director of the Office of Health Ahmed Chaouch in a call for "Niosemn" The reports about the death of two women and a girl last week because of positive dengue fever, was caused by eating something contaminated.
                            وأكد الشاوش أنه من خلال متابعة فريق الترصد الوبائي في منطقة بني الهتار عزلة بني الضبيي لم يتضح وجود أي إصابة بالمرض وحتى الملاريا، موضحا أن المنطقة ترتفع عن سطح البحر 2339 قدم وهو ما يتنافى مع وجود المرض في المنطقة، معتبرا تواجد المرض على مستوى 1500 قدم في الأدوية .
                            He Chaouch that through follow-up epidemiological surveillance team in Beni refunded isolation built Dhabia not clear and there is no infection and even malaria, explaining that the region is rising from the sea 2339, which is incompatible with the existence of the disease in the region, considering the presence of the disease on the level of 1500 In medicine.
                            وكان عضو مجلس النواب احمد محمد الضبيبي عن الدائرة 222 بحافظة ريمة أكد لـ"لمؤتمرنت" وفاة امرأتين وطفلة من أهالي عزلة بني الضبيبي منطقة بني هتار مديرية الجبين .
                            A member of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Mohammed Aldbibi on Trial 222 portfolio Karimi told "to Metmrnt" deaths of two women and a girl isolated from the people of Beni Aldbibi Beni refunded Directorate forehead.
                            وطالب الضبيبي وزارة الصحة بسرعة إنقاذ المواطنين في محافظة ريمة بعد أن تسللت الحمى إليها مشيرا إلى أن أعداد كبيرة من المواطنين في نفس المنطقة يعانون من أعراض مشابهه يعتقد أنها حمى الضنك .
                            He asked the Ministry of Health Aldbibi quickly to save citizens in the province Remo fever after infiltrated by pointing out that large numbers of citizens in the same area suffering from similar symptoms believed to be dengue.


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                              Re: Yemen:Over 1200 persons effected by dengue in Shabwa

                              Source: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news169901.htm

                              Two people diagnosed with dengue fever in Taiz
                              [24 November 2008]

                              SANA'A, Nov. 24(Saba) - Heath Office in Taiz province has registered the spread of dengue fever disease in Al-Ashrooh village in the province .

                              Director of Health Office at Jabal Habash district in Taiz province Abdul-Kareem Al-Barakani told NewsYemen that there are two people affected by this disease.

                              Al-Barakani confirmed that he will send a team to combat this disease and to raise awareness of this virus.

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