Punjab reports 33 dengue cases in a day

Punjab reported 33 new cases of dengue during the past 24 hours, according to Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch.

In a press statement, Imran said that 23 cases were reported from Lahore, 3 from Gujranwala, 2 from Kasur, 2 from Rawalpindi, and one each from Faisalabad, Mianwali and Okara.

He said that 156 deaths due to dengue fever and 25,914 cases have been reported from all over Punjab so far this year.

He said that a total of 355 patients are undergoing treatment across Punjab, adding that 255 patients are admitted in Lahore hospitals while 100 patients are under treatment in other districts of the province.

During the past 24 hours, 399,255 indoor locations and 104,824 outdoor locations were checked across the province while larvae were destroyed from 148 locations.

In Lahore, 43,776 indoor places and 7,167 outdoor locations were checked for dengue larvae and 123 positive containers were destroyed.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in recent years around the world. These mosquitoes are also vectors of chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika viruses. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and unplanned rapid urbanization.

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