Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Punjab is experiencing an outbreak of dengue disease

There have been at least 92 dengue cases confirmed in Punjab in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of dengue cases registered in the province this year to 828.

In a recent advisory, the secretary of the primary and secondary healthcare department urged residents to pay close attention to the hygiene of their homes, particularly during the ongoing rainy season, because the dengue mosquito breeds in standing water.

Furthermore, according to the primary and secondary healthcare department, 58 patients with the disease are being treated in hospitals across the province, with the most of them being in Lahore and Rawalpindi.

For the purpose of combating the viral infection, health professionals are going from door to door in order to hunt for dengue larvae in residential and commercial neighbourhoods. A total of 322,036 interior locations and 68,839 outdoor locations have been assessed in the last 24 hours.

Dengue fever is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes that is found in tropical settings and is transferred to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. Dengue fever is a serious health threat in tropical regions.

According to the World Health Organization, the global prevalence of dengue has increased rapidly in recent decades, and approximately half of the world’s population is now at risk of contracting the disease.

High fever, muscular and joint discomfort, nausea and vomiting are among symptoms of dengue infection once contracted.

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