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First Vector-Borne Diseases Conference Launched in Jazan
10 January 2019

​The National Center for Disease Control and Prevention has launched the vector-borne diseases conference 2019, today (Wednesday) in Jazan. The 2-day conference is the-first-of-its-kind to cover the main aspects of the vector-borne diseases, which affect human health worldwide. The diseases could hinder social and economic development efforts, and some of them are fatal if not cured, while others could leave patients with disabilities and deformities.​

The conference aims at raising awareness about the control and prevention of these diseases, and will cover all basic, applied and operational aspects of vector-borne diseases, and will provide a scientific database for physicians, vector control workers, students, academics, scientists interested in vector-borne diseases, and community in general. 

The conference attracts 22 consultants and experts in all vector-borne disease specialties from the Kingdom and World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). The conference is accredited with 29 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours by SCHS.

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