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16 useless as dengue instances in Punjab cross 5,000

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  • Punjab information 231 contemporary instances of dengue fever in final 24 hours.
  • Of instances reported in Punjab, majority are from Lahore.
  • Punjab Main and Healthcare Division Secretary Imran Sikander advises residents to keep away from letting water accumulate in residential areas.

Punjab has recorded 5,133 instances of the dengue fever this 12 months to this point, whereas 16 folks have died from the virus, as per the official information.

Of the instances reported in Punjab, a majority of 74% have been reported from town of Lahore alone, notes the info of Punjab’s main and secondary healthcare division.

In truth, within the final 24 hours, 231 dengue sufferers had been recorded within the province, of which 146 had been from Lahore, 39 from Rawalpindi, six from Sheikhupura, 5 from Nankana and Sargodha, amongst others.

Imran Sikander, the secretary of the first and healthcare division, has suggested residents to keep away from letting water accumulate in residential areas. He added that to this point, throughout the province, well being officers have inspected 421,151 indoor locations to eradicate the virus.

There was a pointy surge within the variety of those that have fallen sick by the mosquito-borne virus compared to final 12 months, particularly after the monsoon season within the province.

Whereas the primary confirmed outbreak of dengue fever was recorded in Pakistan in 1994, since 2010 Pakistan has been experiencing an epidemic of dengue fever, highlighted by the World Well being Group.

As soon as bitten by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, an contaminated individual will expertise flu-like signs, together with excessive grade fever, maculopapular rash, headache, extreme ache behind the eyes and likewise ache in joints and muscle tissues.

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