Dengue fever outbreak hits refugee camp in Yemen's Marib
At least 106 cases were detected in the al-Husun camp in the last 9 days, according to a source from the management of displaced camps in Marib.
The cases were transferred to the Al-Husun Hospital in Al-Wadi Directorate, according to reports published by Marib 360 news site.
Dengue fever has spread among the displaced people in the Marib governorate, coinciding with the start of summer, the rise in temperatures and the spread of mosquitoes that transmit the disease.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms in affected individuals.
It is caused by the dengue virus, which is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected female Aedes mosquitoes, particularly Aedes aegypti.
To help limit the cases, the management of displaced camps in Marib urged people to wear long-sleeved clothing, use insect repellents and place mosquito nets.
It also urged for eliminating mosquito breeding sites, such as small water collections in car tyres, around houses and displaced people's camps.