Outbreak of Dengue Fever in Pakistan and Its Prevention

  • Lubna Ansari Baig JSMU
Keywords: dengue, mosquito, public health

Abstract

This year in Pakistan as of November 2019, approximately 44,000 people have been diagnosed with Dengue and 66 have died. In 2011 this number was 27,000 but the reported deaths were six times higher than this  year.1  This means that the awareness campaigns have worked and now more people are aware of the disease and taking early action of this viral disease. However the prevention side has probably been not given as much importance and almost two times more people were infected by the disease.

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Center for Disease Control Atlanta. https://www.cdc.gov/ features/avoid-dengue/index.html. site accessed on Nov 7, 2019

Published
2020-02-22