Dengue Fever on the rise again – Be Careful

Dengue Fever, which swept the city be storm last year, is back again striking down people in various localities of town. It has occurred to two people i know personally, both of them spending days in the hospital. And todays newspaper has a report of 10 people already dead due to viral fever.

How do u know if you have dengue fever?
If you have persistent fever for 3 or more days, get your platelets count checked. Having it checked before three days would not be beneficial, as the drop doesn’t register by then. You dont need to get tested for dengue fever specifically, only the platelet test would do. Tests can be done from any lab for as little as Rs. 80, and results can be known over the phone in around an hour.

If platelet count is low, proceed according to your doctor’s advice.

Note 1: People living in or near F.B. Area, please be more careful, as the two cases i’ve heard of both come from there.

Update: 1,527 dengue cases in 2 months – Source: Dailytimes

*note 2: please keep your comments relevant to the topic and refrain from abusive language and/or personal attacks. all comments not adhering to the KMB commenting policy will be edited or deleted without notice*

6 Comments so far

  1. SELF (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    Everyone is so carefully adhering to the KMB commenting policy that no one is commenting. You can’t complain now, can you? Unless you consider my comment off topic.


  2. silver (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

    OH! do i see a comment? Preeciousss.

    Dengue is good (My comment is not off topic).

    KMB has been hijacked by Musharraf.


  3. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 3:24 am

    (SILENCE) Thought process is under way


  4. zerointolerance (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 7:24 am

    The resurgence of Dengue Fever can be related to the last entry on KMB of Karachi being one of the most vulnerable cities to Global Warming.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071020/ap_on_re_as/sinking_cities;_ylt=AgA5Y6CPySZNMJZip1V2kQas0NUE

    As the temperature rises, new diseases which may have been less active under lower temperatures, stage a resurgence. They may also rise because jungle cover (or ice cover) which kept these diseases locked inside remote regions is ‘burned’ away.


  5. Neena (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 7:40 am

    This site
    contains useful information for identifying and preventing Dengue Fever.


  6. ALAM (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 12:18 pm

    ‘Dengue’ sounds like a good baby name (Deng marnay wala?)…OK, atleast better than Osama



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