dengue


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an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints

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It merit mention here that this year around 22 dengue cases were reported from the province in which four cases of dengue were from Peshawar.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to screen high risk blood donors for active dengue infection during an outbreak in the city of Rawalpindi and rejection of NS1-positive donors to save patients from dengue infected transfusions.
Dengue fever is a break bone fever, which appears with symptoms of headaches, high temperature, muscular/bone pains and decrease of platelets (Gubler, 2010).
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'The widespread movement of population during the festive season, it can cause Dengue Fever infections to transmit more quickly if there are Aedes mosquitoes in their surroundings,' he said in a response to Malay Mail.
Material and Methods: This hospital based, cross-sectional study was conducted in District Head Quarter Teaching Hospital Swat, KPK, Pakistan from August 07 to October 31, 2013, during dengue epidemic.
Officials from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Federal Government Services (Polyclinic) hospital confirmed that the federal territory did not remain safe during the ongoing dengue season.
According to RCB spokesman, Public Health Officer, RCB, Waris Bhatti along with anti-dengue team conducted raids in different areas including Habib Colony, Masrial Road, Azizabad, Kiani Road, Mughalabad, Noorani Mohalla, Tench Bhatta, Abid Majeed Road, Chamanabad and other areas and checked 63 sites while dengue larvae was found at 10 points.
Provincial Minister for Health Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho has also confirmed reporting of 200 dengue fever cases from one specific area of Karachi city and that the affectees are Chinese.
He said laboratories in private sector would be asked to provide dengue serology on subsidised rates.
This was disclosed during a high-level meeting at the Federal Health Ministry in Islamabad on Tuesday to review the prevalence of dengue in the twin districts of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and Rawalpindi.
There is no specific treatment for dengue/ severe dengue, but early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1%.
After a fall on Saturday, dengue infections have marked a rise again as 1,706 new patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Sunday morning with the report of a death.
The head of the City Health Office said on Friday that the local government has tapped the assistance of the barangay officials in the campaign amid the increase in dengue cases in this city.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III asked local officials to mobilize their resources to address the dengue problem in their constituencies, stressing there is still no cure of the disease.