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    Health Minister warns of dengue virus spread, calls for preventive measures
    Tue, 21 Sep 2021, 6:46 PM

    RAWALPINDI, Sep 21 (APP): Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health, Dr Yasmeen Rashid on Tuesday advised the public to take all possible precautionary measures as the number of dengue cases were increasing in the province with each passing day.

    “So far around 605 cases with positive tests of dengue virus have been reported in different parts of the province,” she said while addressing a news conference here at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH)...

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    1173 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever reported in KP this season
    Web Desk
    September 29, 2021

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 1173 cases of dengue fever during this season.

    “Presently 105 patients of dengue hemorrhagic fever cases are in the hospitals of the province”. Provincial health department said in a report. “Other 1068 patients have recovered to health,” according to the health department...



    Dengue continues to wreak havoc in Pindi
    Hospitals in garrison city receive 25 new dengue patients
    Our Correspondent September 29, 2021


    At least 25 more dengue positive patients landed in Rawalpindi hospitals during the last 24 hours, taking the total toll of suspected patients to 185 in the district.

    A total of 47 patients were admitted to the Benazir Bhutto Hospital, 35 to the Holy Family Hospital and 12 to the district headquarters hospital

    Health authorities have decided to increase the number of beds owing to the influx of new dengue patients.

    Medical experts have advised the citizens of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad to take special preventive measures to protect them from the dengue virus...


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      Punjab hospitals witness patients hit by vector-borne diseases
      Asif Chaudhry
      Published September 29, 2021 - Updated about 6 hours ago

      LAHORE: The leading medical experts of the city say that patients with multiple complications are visiting public and private hospitals of the provincial capital and rest of Punjab.

      These days, they say, the vector-borne diseases, including malaria and dengue, are dominating other illnesses in Punjab.

      The patients of typhoid are also increasing with visible signs of outbreak of the disease, the medical practitioners say.

      They say Lahore has been witnessing for the last three weeks or so outbreak of infectious disease (typhoid), making the doctors and physicians too difficult to properly diagnose and treat the patients for the above-mentioned each disease...


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        October 25, 2021
        Web Desk
        463 new cases of dengue fever reported in Punjab in 24 hours

        LAHORE: Punjab on Monday reported 463 new infections of the mosquito-borne dengue virus disease in the last 24-hour period, ARY News reported.

        Provincial health secretary, Imran Sikandar Baloch, has said that yesterday 365 dengue fever cases were reported in Lahore.

        Yesterday the viral disease claimed two lives in Punjab increasing the death toll by dengue fever in this season to 32. Both patients died by the virus disease belong to Lahore.

        Punjab has so far reported 10,258 dengue hemorrhagic fever cases in the current season, health secretary said.

        Most cases of the disease, 7,005, have been reported in Lahore, secretary health said...


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          Number Of Dengue Patients Surpasses 5000 In KP
          Fahad Shabbir
          14 hours ago Mon 25th October 2021 | 04:57 PM

          PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Oct, 2021 ) :At least 100 more people have been tested positive for dengue fever from different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the provincial metropolis during the last 24 hours taking the tally of dengue patients to 5107 in the province...


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              Dengue Fever claims three more lives in Punjab, 73 new cases
              Web Desk
              12:16 PM | December 04, 2021

              Dengue hemorrhagic fever has claimed three more lives while 73 new cases were reported in Punjab during the past 24 hours.

              Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department today confirmed that 73 new cases of dengue fever.

              The health department stated that 151 persons have died of dengue fever this year in Punjab, whereas, the province has recorded overall 25,605 cases. Overall cases in Lahore have reached up to 18,079 with 125 new cases of the disease.

              According to the statistics, 150 patients are currently admitted to different government hospitals across Punjab...


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                No end to dengue cases in Rawalpindi
                The Newspaper's Staff ReporterPublished December 4, 2021 - Updated about 17 hours ago

                RAWALPINDI: Despite the onset of winter season, dengue patients are still reporting in government hospitals speaking volume about measures taken by the District Health Authority for elimination of the mosquitoes.

                A senior official of the district administration told Dawn that the health authority started the dengue spray late after the end of monsoon in mid-September and it was the main reason the dengue mosquitoes could not be eliminated in low-lying areas.

                He said Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) and Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB) were also responsible for the delayed work to eliminate dengue larvae. Most of the people in cantonment areas were affected by the dengue virus...

                ...Meanwhile, total four dengue patients arrived in the three hospitals on Friday, taking the tally to 3,772.

                According to data of the Punjab government, one patient arrived at the HFH and three in at the BBH.

                Besides, five patients were in critical condition. As many as 3,772 denguepatients reported at the three government hospitals in the current season - 2,000 patients at HFH, 1,201 at BBH and 571 in the DHQ hospital.

                At present, 18 patients are admitted in the three hospitals - 13 in the HFH and five in the BBH.


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                  Dengue fever – Pakistan
                  14 December 2021

                  Dengue is endemic in Pakistan, with the last notable outbreak, with 53,498 cases and 95 deaths, being reported between September to December 2019.
                  From 1 January to 25 November 2021, a total of 48,906 cases including 183 deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 0.4%) have been reported from four provinces including Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, and the federally administered Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), and Azad Jammu and Kashmir autonomous territories (AJK), Pakistan.
                  As of 25 November, Punjab province reported the highest number of cases with 24,146 cases and 127 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) accounting for 49.4% and 69.4% of all cases and deaths, respectively. The deaths were mainly reported from Lahore district.
                  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a border province with Afghanistan, reported the second largest number of cases with 10,223 cases, accounting for 21% of all cases, and 10 deaths (CFR: 0.1%).
                  Sindh province reported 5,548 cases with 24 (CFR:0.4%) deaths followed by the federally administered ICT with 5,261 cases and 21 (CFR: 0.4%) deaths, Balochistan province with 2,054 cases, and AJK reported 1,674 cases with one (CFR:0.1%) death.

                  Public health response

                  The federal and provincial health departments are implementing public health measures, including the following:
                  Vector Surveillance and Control Activities:
                  • As part of Integrated Vector Management (IVM), surveillance of Aedes larvae and space spraying activities are underway in Punjab province. Between 16 to 25 November, indices of Aedes larvae in all household (percentage of houses infested with larvae or pupae) and container indices (percentage of water-holding containers infested with larvae or pupae) have fallen below two which is less than the threshold of five. With the opening of a field hospital in Lahore, fumigation and spot checks have been carried out in Rawalpindi and Islamabad city.
                  • In Islamabad, multi-sectoral coordinated activities including vector surveillance, larvae source management, destruction of mosquito breeding sites, active case and contact finding, clinical management of patients, waste management, space spraying, and indoor residual spraying have been launched to control the dengue outbreak.
                  • In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, vector surveillance and control activities are ongoing in 10 Union Councils of Peshawar district, with a special campaign on vector surveillance and control activities launched from 4 to 13 November until 18November.
                  • In Sindh, vector surveillance and control activities are carried out on an ad hoc basis.
                  • In Balochistan, selective indoor residual spraying operations were conducted in Kech district in June and July. Breeding site management and space spraying activities are carried out on an ad hoc basis at certain hotspots in the Kech District to respond to cases by the District Administration.
                  WHO country office (WCO) is supporting the government of Pakistan by undertaking the following response activities:
                  • Strengthening of laboratory and hospital-based disease surveillance in all endemic provinces and at the national level, using existing opportunities of Integrated Disease Surveillance (IDS), field epidemiology and dengue surveillance cells.
                  • Established data and report collection center at WHO country office
                  • Provided required diagnostics kits, medicines, pesticides, and long-lasting nets to ensure the continuity of essential care at all levels, in addition to the provision of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets for hospital patients in Karachi Sindh province.
                  • Trained health care providers from all endemic provinces and districts on the management of dengue cases at various levels of health care delivery system.
                  • Provided training on vector surveillance and vector control including source reduction during house visits at the regional level. Trainees included selected entomologists from national and provincial programs and academia.
                  • Collaborated with partners and national and provincial health ministries on raising community awareness campaigns by provision of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material.

                  WHO risk assessment

                  Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes caused by four types of dengue virus (DENV) (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, DENV-4). Infection with one serotype provides long-term immunity to the homologous serotype, but not to other serotypes. Secondary infections put people at greater risk of severe dengue leading to hospital admissions. In Pakistan, dengue fever is endemic with reports of seasonal surges of cases and circulation of the different serotypes (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, DENV-4) in various parts of the country. Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus are widely adapted vectors for urban and peri urban environments. As dengue is recurrent in the country, the population may be at risk of re-infection and therefore, serious complications if not treated promptly and correctly.
                  With the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting the national health system capacity, and competing communicable disease outbreaks, there is a high risk of serious health impacts from dengue fever.
                  This outbreak underscores the need for improved vector surveillance, enhanced laboratory capacity for better case detection, sensitized health care providers on case management and improved surveillance of acute febrile illness in Pakistan to better define disease burden and seasonality patterns...


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                      Monday Jan 03 2022
                      Web Desk
                      Pakistan reports over 52,000 dengue cases in 2021

                      Pakistan registers 52,894 cases and 224 deaths from dengue in 2021.
                      Majority cases reported in Punjab, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
                      Toll is highest since 2019, where 95 deaths, 53,498 cases were reported.

                      The dengue virus continued to spread across the country in 2021, with the case tally reaching 52,894 by December 31, according to the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS).

                      The deadly virus took 224 lives in the previous year, Director-General Dr Rana Safdar told


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