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    Dengue Fever In Pakistan History By Nigel

  • Two deaths by dengue fever set alarm bells ringing in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: The outbreak of dengue haemorrhagic fever in Tehkal area has set alarm bells ringing at health department amid reports of two deaths in the provincial metropolis by the ailment caused by bite of mosquito...

    They said that two persons including 65-year-old Rustam Khan and 22-year-old Huma Bibi died of dengue at Khyber Teaching Hospital...

  • Six diagnosed with dengue fever in Rawalpindi

    RAWALPINDI: Six patients diagnosed with dengue fever have been admitted to government hospitals but the Chaklala and Rawalpindi Cantonment Boards, as well as the Potohar Town Municipal Administration, have failed to adopt adequate safety measures in their respective districts...

    However, the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital failed to set up a dengue ward and referred both the confirmed and suspected cases to the HFH and BBH... ...

  • Help to be sought for prevention and control of dengue fever

    ISLAMABAD: The ministry of national health services has decided to persuade the Global Fund to provide technical and financial support for prevention and control of dengue fever in the country...

    A delegation of the ministry will also request the Global Fund to increase the aid for Pakistan as dengue fever has become a bigger concern for the health departments as compared to malaria...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • US warns Pakistan against outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid fever

    WASHINGTON: The United States issued a health warning for Pakistan on Wednesday, alerting people against an ongoing outbreak of “extensively drug-resistant” typhoid fever that does not respond to most antibiotics...

    In a statement issued in Washington, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged all travellers to “Pakistan or anywhere else in South Asia” to take extra care with food and water and get a typhoid...

  • Pakistan-Britons catch election fever

    But it is different when it comes to Pakistani diaspora living on this island and you can see glimpses of Pakistan-style electioneering in local council elections in Birmingham, Bradford and parts of Manchester and other areas with substantial Pakistani-origin population...

    Since the general elections have been announced in Pakistan, towns and cities having substantial Pakistani-origin population are buzzing with activities...

  • Canvassing for local govt votes at fever pitch

    With the introduction of a new tier in the local government system - village and neighbourhood councils - the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government has brought local government leadership from union councils to the street level, an official in the local government and rural development department told Dawn...

    According to an Election Commission of Pakistan report, around 95,000 people are contesting elections in the province...

  • Awards fever: Drama, dancing and Dubai!

    After the Indian film industry and private TV networks regularly started hosting their awards shows in Dubai, it was just a matter of time before the trend caught on in Pakistan’s entertainment industry and we made our presence felt in the Arab Emirates...

    The performances by some of the best entertainers Pakistan has to offer are something that we can be proud of, and it seems the right foot to start all future ambitious and...

  • Electioneering sans heavyweights reaches fever pitch

    But conspicuous by their absence were party leaders and political heavyweights, who had chosen to stay away from the canvassing due to the local nature of these polls, apart from the fact that campaigning by a public office holder would be against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct...

    The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) also held rallies in Chaklala’s Ward 3 and Ward 5, which were led by Raja Imran Ashraf – the...

  • Cattle pen owner dies of Congo fever

    KARACHI: An owner of a cattle pen in the Cattle Colony died of Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) on Saturday, the first death in Sindh because of the deadly tick-borne virus this year, officials said...

    Sabir Majeed, 37, was admitted to a private hospital with a severe fever, shortness of breath and haemorrhage two days before he was pronounced dead by doctors on Saturday...

  • Election fever hits Japan

    TOKYO: A sound truck weaves through traffic, blaring campaign messages and lobbying for votes as the candidate, often wearing white gloves, waves to passers-by...

    This is electioneering, Japan style, where door-to-door soliciting is banned outright, as are rallies between 8pm and 8am
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