KARACHI: Due to the poor sanitary conditions, mosquito-borne vector diseases are on a steep rise, and 10 more Chikungunya suspected cases have been reported throughout Karachi in a week, taking the number of the reported cases to 4,138 in the city since January 1of this year.
According to the weekly report issued by Sindh Health Department, a total of 4,868 Chikungunya suspected cases have been reported throughout the Sindh province, of which 4,138 had emerged from Karachi and 730 from other districts of the province.
In Karachi alone, a total 73 cases have been Chikungunya suspected cases have been reported in Karachi in the month of December so far.
Fortunately, no deaths have from this mosquito-borne disease have so far been reported.
The Chikungunya is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, and the major symptoms include high fever, joint pain, joint swelling, rashes, headache, muscle pain, nausea and fatigue.
The chikungunya is rarely fatal, while the death rate of the disease-affected people is less than one percent.In 2016, a total 405 Chikungunya suspected cases had been throughout the Karachi.