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Ministry of Health discusses vector-borne diseases in Oman

April 8, 2022

Muscat: The Ministry of Health (MOH) headquarters in a meeting that was presided over by H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health, discussed the situation of vectors in the Sultanate of Oman on Thursday.

The Ministry of Health said: “The meeting joined MOH's Undersecretaries, along with representatives of various government-concerned authorities to address the epidemiological situation of dengue fever and Malaria in the Sultanate of Oman.

The Minister of Health stated that currently more than 76 cases of dengue fever have been recorded in the Governorates of Muscat, Al Batinah North and Al Batinah South. He urged for intensification of efforts and collaboration of all to get rid of mosquitoes by taking the necessary actions as it has been eliminated before in 2019.

The meeting touched upon the insect investigation findings on the national level. Current spread of Aedes Aegypti and distribution of cases in Muscat Governorate were also reviewed at the meeting. Moreover, the media plan to intensify community awareness was also discussed.

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