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20 Sep 2019 | 08:08 PM UTC

Pakistan: Dengue fever outbreak in Rawalpindi as of September 15

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Dengue fever outbreak reported in Rawalpindi as of September 15; take precautions against mosquitoes

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/27/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Rawalpindi

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According to the District Health Department (DHD), at least 1499 confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported in Rawalpindi (Punjab province) as of Sunday, September 15. Between Sunday, September 8, and Sunday, September 15 only, 548 new cases have been reported.

Further spread of the disease is possible in the coming weeks.


Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rashes. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a potentially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, the enlargement of the liver, and hemorrhaging.


Individuals in Rawalpindi are advised to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites - e.g. by wearing covering clothing, using insect repellent, and sleeping under mosquito netting or in an air-conditioned room - and to eliminate possible mosquito breeding grounds (e.g. small pockets of fresh water, such as rainwater that has collected in cans, bottles, tires, flower pots, clogged gutters, etc.).


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