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The district health officials have identified a total of 17 dengue-positive cases during the current season, with 11 of those cases occurring in rural regions and six in urban areas. The district administration launched an indoor residual spraying (IRS) program in response to an increase in dengue cases, and in the past 24 hours, authorities in the capital city carried out 29 IRS and six fogging operations.
“As the dengue index has increased, we are sharing a few important steps you can take to prevent the dengue virus,” the DHO office stated in a dengue advisory it has sent to ICT.
The DHO has instructed the administration of medical facilities in Islamabad to get ready for dengue-related illnesses and has encouraged the people to adopt the appropriate preventive measures.
The warning indicates that if action is not done to control dengue, it might very rapidly develop into an emergency scenario. The district government has already started using a variety of defense techniques to manage the larvae.
In the summer, a particular type of mosquito transmits the dengue virus. In areas with water, they can develop larvae. As a result, authorities usually advise staying away from water sources.
The DHO Islamabad has urged the public to take the following precautions to protect themselves from the virus: (i) wear long sleeves; (ii) use repellents; (iii) avoid being outside after sunset; (iv) avoid areas with standing water, uncut grass, and garbage piles; (v) avoid self-medication but seek doctor’s advice; and (vi) get dengue spray in your area by contacting field monitoring teams.
According to Dr. Zia, the district health administration has deployed all of its staff to address the dengue issue, which is currently under control.
He claimed that he had personally traveled to the field with the teams and interacted with the locals to raise awareness of dengue and maintain monitoring.
We take care to cover every home by the recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of dengue.
People who contract dengue experience a platelet deficit. If correct treatment is not received, the condition also becomes fatal.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dengue symptoms include the following: To ensure adequate treatment for the sickness, it is also advised to consult a doctor right once if you experience any of the following symptoms: (i) belly ache or tenderness; (ii) vomiting (at least three times in 24 hours); (iii) bleeding from the nose or gums; (iv) vomiting blood; or (v) feeling weary, restless, or irritated.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province was the most severely affected, with 22,617 cases, followed by Sindh with 22,174 cases, Punjab with 18,626 cases, ICT with 5,384 cases, Balochistan with 5,205 cases, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) with 1,444 cases, according to data from the National Institute of Health. In addition, 136 dengue-related deaths were also reported; Sindh, with 61 fatalities, was the province hardest hit, followed by Punjab (45), KPK (18), ICT (11), and Balochistan (1 death).
Heavy rains in 2022 contributed significantly to disastrous floods that displaced large numbers of people and provided mosquito breeding grounds, leading to an increase in dengue cases.