Dengue Out Break In Pakistan

Dengue Out Break In Pakistan

The dengue is one of the health issue in Pakistan. Dengue Out break in Pakistan about a decade ago dengue started from some big cities of country and which now spread out across the Pakistan. This disease caused a major life loss in 2010 and 2011 particularly in province of Punjab. Afterwards, Government of Punjab took initiatives to eliminate it.

Dengue out break in Pakistan and other parts of the world due to four type of viruses Denv-1, Denv-2, Denv-3, Denv-4. Dengue viruses spreads through the bite of infected female mosquitoes. Such mosquito feed both indoors and outdoors during the daytime (from dawn to dusk). Dengue Virus spreads a lot in standing water. Water tanks, containers and old tires also causes increase in dengue virus.

The country established a separate department to tackle the situation in the country.

The Increased dengue virus in Pakistan caused one more life on Wednesday mounting the death toll this year to 11 and according to media reports since the past 24 hours, 405 cases of dengue have been reported in Punjab.

According to the statements of provincial health department to media about 126 cases surfaced in Rawalpindi, 210 in Islamabad and 10 in Lahore.

Moreover, the latest number of cases reported in KPK was 161, raising the total number in the province to 2,942.

Punjab government, to counter the epidemic, announced their decision to give away anti-dengue kits among-st the public.

PREVENTION

Travelers should take meticulous measures to prevent mosquito bites during the daytime.

  • Use a repellent containing 20%-30% DEET or 20% Picaridin on exposed skin. Re-apply according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Wear neutral-coloured (beige, light grey) clothing. If possible, wear long-sleeved, breathable garments.
  • If available, pre-soak or spray outer layer clothing and gear with permeation.
  • Get rid of water containers around dwellings and ensure that door and window screens work properly.
  • Apply sunscreen first followed by the repellent (preferably 20 minutes later).
  • More details on insect bite prevention.

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