The dengue fever epidemic has recently spread in Taiz governorate in an unprecedented manner. The epidemic has caused the death of dozens and the injury of more than ten thousand in the governorate since the beginning of 2022 until now. Dengue fever is usually transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito.
The mosquito sucks the blood of an infected person, after an incubation period of 8-10 days, the mosquito is able, by biting people and sucking their blood, to transmit the virus for the rest of its life. Citizens said that the spread of mosquitoes that cause the transmission of fever diseases is a result of open sewage, accumulation of waste, and failure to maintain public and personal hygiene.
Citizens in Taiz expressed concern over the alarming spread of fever diseases, with lack of specialized centers and doctors, stressing that specialized centers could limit the spread of the disease. Due to lack of doctors specialized in dengue epidemic in besieged city of Taiz, many of the infected struggle with their search for treatment, and are exposed to other diseases as a result of medical errors, and lack of monitoring by the Department of Health.