Major dengue fever epidemic in Yemen

Between 3,000 and 6,000 cases of dengue fever are suspected in a major epidemic of this infection in Yemen. It is difficult to know the exact number due to the on-going armed conflict in this country.

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Advice 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.