Suspected Outbreak Grips Afar Regional State

May 13 , 2023


Over 1,000 suspected Dengue cases in Mile and Adar towns of Afar Regional State have been estimated in late April. Emerging phenomena in the region include a Dengue Fever outbreak, which requires an early response, and an influx of thousands of displaced people from the ongoing situation in neighbouring Sudan, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) report. The spread is concentrated in the regional state, which is already grappling to control the spread of malaria amidst ongoing floods and stagnant water, which have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. The limited presence of partners in the Amara Regional State is also cited by the UNOCHA report as contributing to providing therapeutic programmes.


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