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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pakistan : Capital receives 93 dengue patients so far

Via The Nation :

" The number of confirmed dengue fever cases rose to 93 in the Capital on Wednesday, the number has increased after Eid as the people returned from their hometowns where a massive outbreak had occurred.

The officials were expecting more patients after Eid as people went to their hometowns to celebrate Eid and it was feared that they would have been bitten by a dengue mosquito.

And when a mosquito bites a person who has dengue or dengue fever, the insect becomes infected and acts as a carrier of the virus.

The disease spreads when mosquito-carriers bite healthy individuals who are now hosts for the viruses.

According to health officials though, in this season the growth of mosquito is at its peak and there are chances of outbreak of dengue that is spread by the bite of an ‘Ades’ Mosquito but with the proper fumigation drive and precautionary measures at homes its massive outbreak can be averted."

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