Dengue situation continues to worsen in parts of country


LAHORE, SEPT 20 (DNA) – The dengue outbreak has continued to spread across the country as more cases have been surfaced in Lahore, Rawalpindi and other cities.According to details, the virus has been diagnosed in 348 people in Lahore while the tally has reached 1971 in Rawalpindi.As many as 11 patients are suffering from dengue in Bahalwalpur, 12 in Attock, 10 in Chakwal, six in Gujranwala, five in Muzaffargarh and 2073 in different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Dengue fever is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and is a global public health concern.

There is no vaccine available in Pakistan for the virus, which kills an estimated 20,000 people each year and infects up to 100 million across the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).  =DNA