Fatalities from dengue fever in Iraq are still below the global average
BAGHDAD, July 22 — Fatalities from dengue fever in Iraq are still below the global average and treatment for the illness has shown to be effective, health authorities announced on July 22.
Ministry of Health spokesman, Saif Al-Badr, confirmed in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency, “The death rate from dengue fever infections is 14%, which is lower than the global average.”
He emphasized that all institutions under the Ministry of Health have the capability to diagnose the disease and provide medical care.
Furthermore, he added, “The approved treatment protocol by the Ministry of Health has shown high effectiveness, and dozens of cases have fully recovered.”
Al-Badr stressed the importance of paying attention to symptoms and seeking early medical attention, while also highlighting the significance of relevant authorities in combating mosquitoes, which carry and transmit the illness.