Outbreak of Dengue Fever in Taiz [Archives:2008/1218/Front Page]

December 22 2008

Salah Al-Warafy
For the Yemen Times

TAIZ, Dec. 21 ) The Taiz Governorate has been hit hard by a recent outbreak of Dengue Fever, with Al-Jumhoori Hospital reporting up to 525 cases in the past three months alone.

Dengue Fever can be tested for by two methods, the Test Cassette and the Elisa Test, according to Dr. Ahmed Abddulaah Mansur, Chairman of Virology Department at Al-Jumhoori Hospital. However, the availability of such methods is reportedly inadequate. “The Elisa Test is available only at the Aljumhuri Hospital