Although the figure of dengue cases is low right now, there is a chance it might raise in the following months. Therefore, residents must not allow their guard down.
While talking to media, a World Health Organization (WHO) adviser, Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan said that the right way to eliminate mosquitoes moving dengue is by first identify and then cleaning the places where mosquitoes lay eggs.
This point was the focus of the meeting conducted by people from different fields of life on 17thMarch 2015, in Toba Tec Singh. It aimed to aware people about the Dengue Virus. The rally included school children, teachers, politicians, doctors and civil servants. They held slogan such as, “keep your environment and houses clean.”
The health experts have been focus on dengue awareness since the epidemic of 2011 and they say that the main reason behind dengue outbreak in Pakistan every year is the lack of an in-depth study on the subject.
Dengue fever which is also known as “breakbone fever,” is an catching tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a feature skin rash that is similar to measles. In a small proportion of cases the disease develops into the life-menacing dengue hemorrhagic fever, resultant in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leak, or a state where treacherously low blood pressure occurs.