RIYADH – Over 100 dengue fever cases were reported in Makkah last week. During the same period, 33 cases were registered in Jeddah, a report from the Saudi Press Agency said Monday.
The report stated that government bodies had begun putting into action a program to control the spread of the mosquito-borne virus, with municipalities engaged in spraying districts and homes, and the Ministry of Agriculture overseeing the aerial spraying of sites where mosquitoes conglomerate.
The Ministry of Health is carrying out schemes to raise medical awareness, facilitate laboratory diagnosis and provide patient care to patients.
The report said that the directorates of Health Affairs in Makkah and Jeddah were conducting intensive awareness campaigns targeting infected homes and their vicinities.