Pakistan: Health authorities seek assistance from international experts to fight dengue fever

The dengue fever keeps gaining grounds across the country at an alarming rate. The number of people being infected daily continues to increase at a high pace. Over 16,000 dengue cases had been reported across the country this year.

 The government decided to seek help from international experts to investigate the causes of fast spreading of the deadly epidemic which is menacing the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States (US) as well as Sri Lanka will provide their assistance by conducting research on dengue larvae and its virus to determine the source of the mosquito-borne disease in the Pakistani land.

596 people diagnosed with dengue fever in Islamabad over the past 24 hours.

As a reminder, the dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the dengue virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Its most common symptoms usually begin to show between 3 to 15 days after the mosquito bite and may include sudden high fever, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, headache, nausea and vomiting, exhaustion as well as rash.


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