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    Dengue Virus In Pakistan

  • RCB starts fumigation to avert dengue virus

    RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) staff has launched fumigation in various areas to avert spread of dengue virus...

    According to RCB spokesman, this year, an aggressive approach has been adopted to cope with the situation and fight against dengue virus in an effective manner...

  • Dengue outbreak sets new record in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The dengue outbreak has set a new record in the country as during the current year over 44,000 people have so far been infected with the mosquito-borne disease and 66 of them have lost their lives...

    Talking to Dawn, the chief of the Disease Surveillance Division at the National Institute of Health, Dr Rana Safdar, has said that during the current year an unprecedented number of dengue cases were reported across the...

  • Qaim orders inquiry against usage of expired fumigates for dengue control

    KARACHI: Taking notice of complaints of using expired chemicals in the fumigation spray to control dengue in the metropolis, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Monday ordered an inquiry against it...

    The provincial chief executive took this decision while chairing a meeting about outbreak of dengue at the CM House, according to spokesperson...

  • 2,639 dengue cases reported in city this year, CM told

    KARACHI: Of the 2,703 dengue fever cases in Sindh this year, 2,639 have been reported in Karachi followed by Hyderabad with 24 cases...

    Besides, three dengue cases were reported from Thatta, seven from Mirpurkhas, seven from Umerkot, two from Sanghar, three from Sukkur, three from Ghotki, four from Shaheed Benazirabad, nine from Larkana and one each from Shikarpur and Jacobabad...

  • Dengue deaths

    Consider the case of dengue fever, the potentially life-threatening illness that is contracted through mosquito bites...

    Also read: Dengue death toll rises to 10 in RawalpindiThe outbreak can be widespread, as it was during the summer of 2011, when over 300 people lost their lives...

  • Public warned of possible dengue spread in Lahore

    LAHORE: The City District Government of Lahore (CDGL) has warned the public to be watchful as three months (September to November) are vulnerable to possible dengue spread in the provincial metropolis...

    Of the total 1,512 dengue-related cases, 1,408 were reported in these months alone during the years 2013 and 2014,” a spokesman for the city administration said in a statement on Thursday...

  • Dengue surveillance teams diverted to polio campaign

    RAWALPINDI: The district health department has diverted dengue surveillance teams in 15 urban union councils of the Potohar town to the anti-polio campaign...

    Talking to Dawn, a senior health official said now only two of the total 192 teams will perform dengue duty in Shakrial South and Shakrial North union councils...

  • PML-N workers to assist local admin with anti-dengue measures

    RAWALPINDI: In order to prevent public resentment of the anti-dengue drive, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has nominated 10 workers each in 61 union councils (UC) to assist the local administration...

    PML-N Rawalpindi metropolitan president Sardar Naseem made the announcement at a meeting at the commissioner office that reviewed anti-dengue measures following a struggle between residents and health department...

  • Punjab providing technical help to KP against dengue

    PESHAWAR: The health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is taking technical assistance from the mobile health units sent by Punjab government to put brakes on the outbreak of haemorrhagic dengue fever, which has killed five people besides sending 1,000 others to hospitals during the past one month...

    Most of the cases of dengue fever have been reported in Tehkal village...

  • Stumped by dengue

    According to a World Bank study, rising temperatures and humidity levels are likely lead to an increase in vector-borne diseases including malaria, dengue, yellow fever and encephalitis...

    However, the world’s fastest growing vector-borne disease appears to be dengue haemorrhagic fever, which has surged 30-fold over the last 50 years...

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