Dengue outbreak: Number of patients reach 3500 in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: At least 124 people became victim of the deadly dengue disease in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 3500.


Despite of spraying twice in the day and crackdown of district administration and health department dengue situation could not be improved.

Patients admitted in hospitals include a large number of children and women.

Atleast 10 people have died from dengue fever this year in Rawalpindi.

Meanwhile in Multan, dengue affected patients in Multan have reached 347 whereas larva have also been found from more than 1800 places.

Despite of forming teams the disease is increasing instead of being declining as a result of which the number of patients have climb to 347 from 340 and is continuously rising.

Besides this in Peshawar, dengue affected patients have went beyond 100 claiming the life of one person in Tehkal. In Kohat dengue victims have reached to 109.

There is no treatment for dengue, which causes symptoms including fever, severe joint pain, headaches and bleeding.

About half the world’s population is at risk from the mosquito-borne disease, which sickens about 100 million people every year, mostly in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

People have been advised to use mosquito nets and insect repellents and to avoid storing water in open pots where the larvae can breed.