After Covid, Punjab faces dengue outbreak scare

After Covid, Punjab faces dengue outbreak scare After Covid, Punjab faces dengue outbreak scare

After struggling with Covid-19 pandemic, Punjab is facing the scare of dengue outbreak.

According to health department of Punjab, the province has so far reported three casualties from the dengue fever. The deceased belonged to Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Vehari.

Most cases of dengue, 17, have been reported from Bahawalpur. In Lahore, nine patients are undergoing treatment after suffering from dengue virus.

In 2019, Pakistan faced one of the worst outbreaks of dengue virus with more than 50,000 confirmed cases across the country.

The country experienced its first outbreak in 1994. During the last two decades, three major outbreaks were reported in Pakistan in the years 2005, 2011 and 2019.

It is pertinent to mention that dengue virus is spread by the mosquito bite after which the patient faces extreme deficiency of platelets and his blood loses normal clotting ability.

Dengue virus is life-threatening and can lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever if not treated timely.

Fever may lead to bleeding, blood plasma leakage or dangerously low blood pressure.

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