Dengue cases rise across Pakistan amid floods 

By: News Desk
Published: 11:07 AM, 12 Sep, 2022
Dengue cases rise across Pakistan amid floods 
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The metropolis cities of Pakistan saw a sharp surge in dengue cases as 62 patients were diagnosed with dengue in the past 24 hours in Lahore, whereas Islamabad reported 55 new dengue cases in the last 24 hours and Karachi Health Department confirmed 113 dengue cases in 24 hours, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.  

While the Covid cases saw a decline across Punjab and other parts of Pakistan, dengue cases started increasing rapidly across Pakistan.

The genie of dengue is out of control in Lahore, as 62 more new cases reported while152 dengue patients are under treatment in different hospitals in the city. 

On the other hand, during the anti-dengue campaign, 1,686 dengue larvae were recovered from different places, which were disposed of on the spot.

Medical officials have instructed citizens to wear full-sleeved shirts and use mosquito repellent lotion to protect themselves from dengue mosquitoes.

A total of 55 new dengue patients were admitted to the hospitals in Islamabad in the last 24 hours. According to DHO Zaeem Zia, 36 people from rural areas and 19 people from urban areas were suffering from of dengue. The total number of dengue patients reached 424 in rural areas and 244 in urban areas.

With the latest figure, the tally of the season in the city has reason to 668. It is to be mentioned here that three deaths have also been reported due to dengue. 

Amid the flood situation in Sindh, different water-borne and vector-borne diseases are spreading across Karachi. The situation in Karachi is really alarming as 113 new dengue cases have emerged in different government and private hospitals in Karachi in the last 24 hours. 

Moreover, official data of Sindh indicated that Sharqi district is the most affected by dengue where 66 cases have been reported while Central District reported 25, South District 11, Korangi reported 6, Malir reported 2, and 2 cases have been reported in the West.

 A total of 843 cases of dengue have emerged in Karachi since 1st September.

In the light of the ongoing situation, health experts have advised the citizens to follow precautionary measures to prevent dengue and said that oral rehydration and a balanced diet are the key to dengue management. 

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