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Dengue outbreak strikes Yemen

Dengue fever has killed three people since appearing in Yemen early this month and 58 others have been infected.

Dengue fever has killed three people since appearing in Yemen early this month and 58 others have been infected, a Health Ministry official confirmed last month.

Ministry Under-Secretary Abbas al-Metwakel told the official news agency Saba that there were 423 suspected cases in three Yemeni provinces, particularly in eastern Shabwa province.

He said authorities had launched a campaign to kill mosquitoes to prevent a spread of the tropical disease.

In March, the US embassy in Yemen advised against travel to the western coast of the Arab state due to an outbreak of dengue fever, a sometimes fatal disease.

The disease is characterised by high fever, rash, headaches, and severe muscle and joint pain.

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