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Saudi Arabia, WHO launch anti-dengue campaign in Aden

Youths wearing masks as a precaution due to COVID-19 coronavirus disease, sit in the back of a truck carrying out a fumigation in an area in Yemen's southern coastal city of Aden on May 5, 2020, as part of a campaign to prevent the spread of insect-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and Chikungunya virus amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)
Youths wearing masks as a precaution due to COVID-19 coronavirus disease, sit in the back of a truck carrying out a fumigation in an area in Yemen's southern coastal city of Aden on May 5, 2020, as part of a campaign to prevent the spread of insect-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and Chikungunya virus amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)
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31 Oct 2020 12:10:47 GMT9
31 Oct 2020 12:10:47 GMT9

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a campaign of insecticide spraying and raising dengue fever awareness in Aden governorate, Yemen, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The 18-month campaign will include spraying, community awareness activities about dengue fever and malaria, vector surveillance and environmental management of all mosquito breeding sources, suctioning stagnant water and drying water marshes to limit the spread of mosquitoes that transmit the disease, providing direct protection to 1.7 million people. 

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