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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Saudi Arabia : Nine hospitals on dengue fever alert

Via The Saudi Gazette :

" JEDDAH: Nine Ministry of Health hospitals have been put on alert ahead of an expected rise in dengue fever cases, with Jeddah Health Affairs saying that “all the right conditions are in place” for mosquitoes to proliferate.

The move also follows a significant rise in the number of suspected cases since the Jeddah floods of two weeks ago.

According to Health Affairs chief Sami Badawoud, all hospitals have been supplied with testing equipment for dengue fever and samples are sent as a matter of urgency to the regional laboratory for analysis."

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