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  • Three individuals die of dengue virus in Punjab.
  • Deaths reported from Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Vehari, says Punjab well being division.
  • Dengue is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, for which irregular rainfalls and tropical climates create excellent breeding floor.

Three individuals died of the dengue virus in Punjab, the provincial well being division confirmed Tuesday.

The dengue virus deaths had been reported from Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Vehari, the Punjab well being division mentioned.

One of many deceased, a 21-year-old girl from Gujranwala, is a resident of Europe.

The variety of dengue sufferers in Punjab has now risen to 49, the well being division mentioned, including that the very best variety of dengue sufferers within the province has been reported from Bahawalpur.

Learn extra: In a worrying signal, Punjab reviews 44 dengue instances

There are 17 dengue sufferers in Bahawalpur, 9 in Lahore and 6 in Kasur.

Final week, the Punjab well being division recorded 44 dengue instances, prompting the authorities to start out taking emergency measures.

In a bid to manage the illness, the well being division had directed authorities to make intensive-care items in hospitals operational and rent 10,929 well being employees on a contractual foundation.

The Sunday weekly vacation of well being employees working within the anti-dengue marketing campaign had been cancelled.

In March, the Ministry of Well being confirmed that the primary case of dengue was reported from Fauji Basis Hospital Rawalpindi.

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Officers from the federal government division mentioned that they had initiated measures to manage dengue in a well timed method.

Throughout the month, greater than 14,000 houses had been monitored for dengue virus, the well being division officers mentioned.

Dengue is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, for which irregular rainfalls and tropical climates create excellent breeding floor.

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