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UN health agency steps up measures to control spread of dengue fever in Yemen

In a tweet on Thursday, the UN agency said that staff had concluded the second round of dengue prevention measures in Taiz, Yemen’s third city. 


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Updated: 16-08-2019 07:30 IST
UN health agency steps up measures to control spread of dengue fever in Yemen

The aim is to help more than 430,000 people in four districts of the embattled city to avoid the mosquito-borne viral infection, which is endemic in Yemen.  Image Credit: Pixabay

The World Health Organization, or WHO, has stepped up measures in Yemen to control the spread of dengue fever, a severe, flu-like illness.

In a tweet on Thursday, the UN agency said that staff had concluded the second round of dengue prevention measures in Taiz, Yemen's third city.

The aim is to help more than 430,000 people in four districts of the embattled city to avoid the mosquito-borne viral infection, which is endemic in Yemen.

The development comes after more than four years of conflict between Government and opposition Houthi forces that have shattered health and other public services in Yemen, killed thousands of civilians and brought millions close to famine.

COUNTRY : Yemen Rep