Islamabad: Dengue outbreak has set new records in the country and so far this year, around 44,000 people have been affected by it while 66 people have died due to the spread of mosquitoes.
According to the Dawn newspaper, 27,000 people were affected by the outbreak in 2011, but the death toll was 6 times higher this year, meaning 370 people died from the disease.
Talking to Dawn, Dr Rana Safdar, head of the National Institutes of Health's Disease Surveillance Division, said there was an unusually high number of dengue cases worldwide this year, claiming that Pakistan's performance was higher than in other countries. is better.
He said at a recent meeting in the US state of Atlanta that the outbreak of dengue was discussed, in which representatives of other countries not only praised the performance of the Pakistani government but also prevented the disease in the country. Also requested to document the experience.
Dr Rana Safdar said that Karachi is the only city where 94% of Sindh cases were reported and dengue outbreak season is almost at its end but this trend may continue till the end of this year.
According to him, the reason is that the temperature in Karachi is warmer than in other parts of the country and we have to make long efforts to prevent the disease in the month of November in Karachi.
According to the Dawn document, 44,415 cases of dengue were confirmed in the country during this year, with the highest number of 12,433 cases reported in the federal capital Islamabad.
The number of confirmed cases of dengue cases in Sindh was 10 thousand 142, 9 thousand 260 in Punjab, 7 thousand 346 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3 thousand 51 cases of dengue cases in Balochistan and 1,272 dengue cases in Azad Kashmir.
Similarly, the highest number of dengue deaths were in Sindh, out of which 26 were in Sindh, 22 in Islamabad, 14 in Punjab, 3 in Balochistan and one died of dengue in Azad Kashmir.
It is thought that dengue is a mosquito borne disease that results in reduced patient platelets and reduced blood clotting ability, which may lead to platelets.
If dengue is not treated timely, dengue fever can be life threatening and can result in bleeding, platelets and blood cells becoming lost or blood pressure falling dangerously.
Dengue spread for the first time in Pakistan since 1994. Since then the outbreak has spread numerous times, in the last two decades, the dengue disease has spread twice in Pakistan.
In 2005, 6,000 cases of dengue were reported in Karachi in 2005 and 52 deaths were reported. In 2011, 21,000 people were infected with dengue and 350 died due to the disease.
In addition, 48,000 cases of dengue cases were verified in laboratories of the country from 2011 to 2014.