The highest concentration of the virus is in Mansoura district in Aden’s north, with 97 suspected cases.
Dengue fever claims six lives in interim capital Aden since December
Six people have died from dengue fever among 365 suspected cases of the mosquito-borne viral illness in the southern port city of Aden since December, according to a medical official in the epidemiological warning program at the government-run Ministry of Public Health and Population (MPHP).
The six deaths were spread across the Sheikh Othman, Khormaksar, Dar Saad and Al-Tawahi districts.
The suspected cases include 220 men and 145 women, the official said.
Almasdar Online obtained a breakdown of the statistics issued by Aden’s health officials at the MPHP, which shows the highest concentration of the virus is in Mansoura district in Aden’s north–near the border of Lahj governorate, which has been hit by a dengue fever outbreak–with 97 suspected cases.
Dar Saad district recorded 77 suspected cases, 47 in Al-Mu’alla, 39 in Al-Buraiqa, 38 in Sheikh Othman, 33 in Khormaksar, 11 in Crater and 10 in Al-Tawahi.
Rights actiivists have demanded the treatment of seven prisoners infected with dengue fever in the Bir Ahmed prison in Aden.