Dengue fever adds more risk for travellers to Yemen

The World Health Organization has reported a surge in reported cases of dengue fever in the governorates of Hodeidah, Lahij, Habramaut, Aden, Taiz and Shabwah. Since March 27th, there have been more than 3,000 cases along with 3 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

In addition to the ongoing armed conflict in Yemen, dengue fever adds an additional risk for travellers. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.