Dengue fever in Pakistan

Dengue Victims Toll Rising in Pakistan


Pakistan Today: Nationwide, up to 8,933 cases of dengue fever have been reported, while 16 people died in the current year. 

Rana Safdar, Head of Disease Surveillance at the National Institute of Health (NIH), told the media on Thursday that 2,132 cases were reported in Sindh, 2,076 in Punjab, 1,772 in Baluchistan, 1,612 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1,206 in the federal capital and 92 by Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The partner cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are severely affected by the disease, while in Punjab from other provinces 43 cases were reported.

“As many as eight casualties have been reported from Sindh, three each from Islam­abad and Balochistan, and two deaths have been reported from Punjab,” he said.

According to a spokesman for the Dengue program, the largest number of cases were reported in the western region of Karachi, followed by the southern district and the center. The eastern part of the metropolis is in fourth place, followed by Korangi and Malir in fifth and sixth. The spokesman added that the number of dengue virus victims in Karachi exceeded 2,000, and eight people were killed in the city this year. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, more than 1,600 people are infected with dengue.

According to a report to the government of Punjab, the District Health Department has confirmed that 1,499 patients in the Rawalpindi Division have been diagnosed with mosquito-borne dengue fever.

The Rawalpindi district government has submitted a detailed report to the Punjab government on the spread of dengue fever among the civilian population. According to the report, a total of 1,499 people have been infected with dengue fever, 10 in Chakwal, 8 in Attock and 2 in Jhelum.

The report provides information on the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, with 548 cases reported last week, and the virus confirmed 84 people in Rawalpindi district in the last 24 hours.

The PML-N spokesperson also expressed concern over the deaths of five people and said that Punjab ministers Sardar Usman Buzdar and Health Minister Yasmin Rashid had not done anything. Can fight this deadly virus.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan should now switch on his television to know that dengue virus has been diagnosed in over 3000 people,” she said.

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