Dengue Fever Resurfaces
Dr Khalid Mehmood warned us that Dengue Fever may resurface at any time when he presented his paper on Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever at the third annual symposium at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS). [Source]
Last year, 4,600 patients suspected to be suffering from dengue were admitted in Karachi hospitals after an outbreak, while 150 patients were admitted in hospitals in the interior of Sindh between June and December. Of these, about 1,600 patients tested positive for dengue virus, while there were 54 dengue related deaths including 50 in Karachi.
Now, news is trickling in of how cases of DF have been reported in different hospitals. Dengue Fever was pretty extensively discussed here last year. From what DF actually is to its preventive methods, a brief guide on how to detect if you have dengue mosquitoes in your area to preventing dengue the Islamic way.
Here’s a bit of a recap to refresh our memories.
Dengue Haemorrhage Fever [Extiinct]
Dengue – Save thy self [Mansoor]