30 July 2017

Enhancing Surveillance Of Dengue Fever At All Public And Private Health Facilities

Reference: CIR-2017-SHN0750

To: All HealthcareFacilities  – Private Sector Dubai

DubaiHealth Authority extends its thankfulness and appreciation for the continuous cooperation offered by all health care facilities in Dubai towards achieving the shared goal of prevention and control of communicable diseases.

With reference to the above mentioned subject, Viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) is among the important public health emergencies of international concern. Yellow Fever, Rift Valley Fever, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean- Congo Hemorrhagic Fever and Ebola Virus Disease are The most important viral hemorrhagic fevers in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The emergence andre-emergence of viral hemorrhagic fevers are growing concern worldwide, as they are associated with occurrence of major epidemic with high case-fatality rates

Therefore, all health careprofessionals must be more vigilant about managing any suspected viralhemorrhagic fevers, and should pay attention to people at risk of contracting the infection e.g.  Veterinarians, animal keepers, butchers and travelers to high-risk areas.

-        - Viral hemorrhagicf ever notifiable according to communicable diseases law (14 for the year 2014).Immediate notification is mandatory to the respective health department.Immediately notify the respective health department after collect the sample assuspected case. The status to be confirmed on receipt of Lab. Test.


  • Immediately notify the respective health department after collect the sample as suspected case. The status to be confirmed on receipt of Lab. Test.
  • Standard contact and droplet precautions are mandatory for management of patients or dead bodies with known or suspected viral hemorrhagic fever. It is highly important that all health care facilities and healthcare professionals take the appropriate precautions while managing such cases (attached is the CDC recommendations for infection control precautions, Appendix 2).



1-      Case definition according to World Health Organization

2-      CDC recommendations for infection control measures

For communication and more information, please email Mr. Islam Abdelrahman Omar Abdella at:

Or mobile # 0562253800


For appendix access, please refer to the following link:


With Regards/ The Preventive Services Center -DHA

Supporting Documents:

external circular الحميات النزفية.pdf:

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