12 dengue cases detected in Jeddah

Updated 08 May 2013
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12 dengue cases detected in Jeddah

Twelve new cases of dengue fever have been discovered in the neighborhoods of south Jeddah last week.
Dr. Sami Badawood, director general of Jeddah Health Affairs at the Ministry of Health, yesterday confirmed that the cases were discovered after the patients visited public hospitals complaining of high temperature accompanied with skin rash and acute intestinal pain, body aches and an inability to concentrate.
About 300 cases of dengue fever were registered in the first four months of 2013 despite an ongoing campaign to eradicate mosquitoes that carry the disease.
Badawood told Arab News that the preventive measures against dengue are being taken by the municipality, while diagnosis and treatment of the disease are being carried out by hospitals and primary health care centers at the Ministry of Health.
He explained that open tanks, places or large utensils where there is stagnant water, are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.


Japanese squadron commander gets warm welcome in Jeddah

Prince Mishaal bin Majed receives Rear Admiral Hiroyuki Izumi and accompanied delegation. (SPA)
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Japanese squadron commander gets warm welcome in Jeddah

  • Izumi said the Gulf region is important to Japan and it is the third time the squadron has visited Jeddah
  • The sea lanes between the Middle East and Japan were vital to the Japanese economy

JEDDAH: Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed on Monday received the commander of Japanese squadron, Rear Admiral Hiroyuki Izumi, and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, they reviewed issues of mutual interest.
Two Japanese naval ships, including the destroyer Makinami, have docked at the Red Sea port of Jeddah on a training mission to strengthen relations with Saudi Arabia.
The commander of the Japanese squadron, Rear Admiral Hiroyuki Izumi, said the visit would provide training for crew members and help strengthen relations with the Kingdom.
Izumi said the Gulf region is important to Japan and it is the third time the squadron has visited Jeddah. The last visit was six years ago.
“We would like to share with the Saudi Arabian navy the idea of free and open seas, and contribute together to stabilization of maritime borders,” he said.
The commander said that the sea lanes between the Middle East and Japan were vital to the Japanese economy, with 90 percent of oil bound for Japan passing through the area.