Four people died due to dengue fever – a vector-borne viral disease that can be easily prevented by avoiding mosquito bites – in September, Sindh Health Department.
Following the rains, dengue fever has broken out in various parts of the country.
Since the year, nine people have died of the disease, four of them died this month.
Sindh Health Minister’s Spokesperson Mehar Kharshed said. Dawn.com Among the total victims were four women and five men.
Karachi East has been the worst hit so far with six deaths, one each from Karachi Central, Malir and Karachi South.
According to a report issued by the state health department on Monday, 113 new cases of dengue have been reported in Sindh in the last 24 hours, of which 107 are from Karachi.
In Metropolis, District East recorded the highest number of cases, followed by Central, South and Korangi districts.
Earlier, Karachi Governor Murtaza Wahab had announced on his Twitter page that smoke spraying is being done in District East against dengue and malaria.
Dengue cases across Sindh have risen after the rains. A Dawn Report The rise in fever has overwhelmed major public and private hospitals around Karachi, he said.
These hospitals are: Sindh Infectious Diseases Hospital (SIDHRC) and Research Centre, Dow University Hospital, Dr Ruth Fau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), National Institute of Child Health (NICH) and Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC).
According to Dow Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr. Zahid Azam, the hospital is admitting 40 to 50 patients every day.
“Of these, eight have been admitted to the intensive care unit. [ICU] These cases will be followed up by the clinics after the rest are discharged in a day or two, he said Dawn.
Yesterday, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) It is called. The government will continue its anti-mosquito spraying campaigns to make it more effective and remove polluted water/sewage from flood-prone areas as well as Karachi.
The PMA has issued guidelines for dengue prevention and control of the virus, which is reporting hundreds and thousands of patients in the city every day in public and private hospitals as well as general practitioners.
There is no vaccine or specific treatment for dengue fever and the only prevention is avoiding mosquitoes. This will help prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as chikungunya infections and Zika fever in flood-affected areas, the association said.
According to PMA guidelines on the management of dengue fever, symptoms begin three to four days after infection and may include high fever, headache, vomiting, and pain in muscles, joints, eyes, and bones.
It can also be associated with skin rashes. In extreme cases, there may be bleeding from the gums, nose, mouth, ears, and other parts of the body.
“To avoid mosquito bites, take all preventive measures with the help of sprays, nets, mosquito nets, repellent solutions, etc. Clean water tanks and stagnant water in and around the house. The school management should allow the students to wear pants and full shirts and spray their schools for mosquitoes. said the PMA.
He added, “Do not take any antibiotics, anti-malarial tablets or aspirin if you have a high-grade fever.” Always take advice from qualified doctors. Drink plenty of water, eat fresh home-cooked meals, sleep well, which will help improve your immune system.
Editing: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that seven people died of dengue in a 24-hour period in Karachi. The story has been corrected to reflect the correct information. The mistake is regretted.