ISLAMABAD: Authorities in Pakistan are failing to reduce dengue fever infections in the federal capital, despite already being under pressure to decrease Covid-19 cases.
According to data obtained by BOL News, dengue fever infections are on the rise in Islamabad, with the city reporting 1342 cases so far this season.
According to reports, there were 447 dengue cases in the capital’s rural regions and 895 in the city. At least five persons were also killed.
The number of fresh cases of the dengue virus during the last 24 hours in Islamabad also jumped to 113. Around 78 cases were reported in rural and 35 in urban areas.
What is dengue fever, and how does it affect you?
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Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection that can be deadly if not treated promptly.
It is caused by the bite of a female mosquito, according to medical specialists, and is more frequent in those with weaker immune systems.
Dengue fever might be suspected if a patient has a high temperature that is accompanied by other symptoms.
Common mild symptoms of the disease include headache, vomiting and nausea, rash and inflammation of the glands. While persistent vomiting, severe abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, fatigue and bleeding from the gums are more severe signs.
Health experts say the illness spreads due to poor hygiene conditions, and heavy monsoon rain provides ideal conditions for dengue-carrying mosquitoes to thrive in stagnant waters.