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This image was captured during the investigation of a case of Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in the city of Hodeida, located in the Al Hudaydah Governorate in Yemen. The photograph was submitted by Yemeni Field Epidemiology Training Program (YFETP) resident, Dr. Ali Ahmed Jaawal. DHF is an arboviral disease, transmitted to humans who are bitten by infected Aedes spp. mosquitoes.
Additional Information:
”Dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. As many as 400 million people are infected yearly. There are not yet any vaccines to prevent infection with Dengue virus and the most effective protective measures are those that avoid mosquito bites. When infected, early recognition, and prompt supportive treatment can substantially lower the risk of medical complications and death.”

For more on the subject of Dengue fever, or the FETP, see the links below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Ali Ahmed Jaawal, Yemen
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:
Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Dengue
CDC – Global Health; Global Health Protection & Security; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
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