At least 78 people, including children, have died in the outbreak of dengue related illness in the city center of Taiz for the last 24 hours, medical sources at Al-Thawra Hospital said.
The sources indicated that the 6-year-old girl, Marwa Alaa Abdo Ali, died 24 hours after the death of her brother, “Mohamed” 9, after contracting dengue fever, while the mother of the two children is still in intensive care.
In a related context, statistics issued by the Health Office of the “coalition-backed government” at the end of last October stated that there have been 10,000 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of this year, of which 13 people have died.
On last October 4, deputy director of the Health Education and Information Office, Tayseer Al-Sami’i, affiliated with the government, loyal to the Saudi-led coalition, revealed that 2,325 cases of dengue were detected during the month of September.
In a tweet on Twitter, Al-Sami’i called on the government to intervene urgently to save citizens from the disaster of the outbreak of dengue fever.