Incidence Rate of Dengue Fever in Saudi Arabia 2011-2018, a Retrospective
Tahani Babiker1, Gul Mohamed Rasitha Banu2, Illham Bashier3, M. Hajmeeral4

1Tahani Babiker, HE, Fphtm, Jazan University, Ksa.
2Gul Mohamed Rasitha Banu, HI, FFphtm, Jazan University, Ksa.
3Illham Bashier, HE, Fphtm, Jazan University, Ksa.
4M. Haj Meeral, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, The Quaide Milleth College for Men, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 19 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 02 February 2020 | Manuscript Published on 05 February 2020 | PP: 137-139 | Volume-8 Issue-4S5 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10151284S519/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1015.1284S519
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Abstract: Background: Dengue fever is the most unexpectedly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease inside the world. In the last 50 years, incidence rate has accelerated 30-fold with growing geographic expansion to new nations and, in the gift decade from urban to rural settings. Method: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the magnitude of dengue fever in Saud Arabia. Secondary data was collected from the statistical books from 2011 – 2018, the incidence rate per 100,000 persons was calculated and analyzed .The variables collected included age, sex, nationality and incidence rate distribution by years, month and cities. Results: The result indicates that the incidence rate of dengue fever was comparatively low in the year 2012 and 2014 than in other years. The number of dengue fever cases started to rise in January, reach its peak between April, May and June. Incidence rate of non-Saudis was greater than that of Saudis, males were more affected than females. Also, the look at indicates that there is an association among occurrence of dengue fever and age distribution. Conclusion: Dengue fever cases found in Saudi Arabia during the month of January and the number of cases seems to increase more in the month of April, May and June. It is an endemic in cities like Jeddah, Makah, Medina and Jazan.
Keywords: Mosquito Control Programs and Effective Health Education Programs Regarding Prevention and Control of Dengue Fever Needed.
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics