Two fresh Punjab dengue cases reported in Punjab, toll reaches 49. The government of Punjab reported two new cases of dengue fever, taking the number of total Punjab dengue cases to 49 in the province, thus so far, the Dharti News confirmed.
According to the spokesperson of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab, the patients are under treatment. The spokesperson said no deaths have been reported in the ongoing year due to dengue virus.
Last week, as many as 533 suspected patients of dengue fever were reported in Punjab in a single day.
The patients after being tested were declared fit and sound and were allowed to leave to their homes. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid had said that emergency measures being taken by the provisional government against dengue outbreak.
She had said that all tehsil municipal administrations, development authorities and water and sanitation companies have been clearly advised that stagnant water ponds be immediately filled with soil and anti-dengue sprays should be carried out on such places.
The minister had said that dengue fever is a severe, flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults and in case of dengue like symptoms patient should immediately consult to medical practitioner.
The outbreak of dengue fever and the Punjab dengue cases could stretch the healthcare resources amid the country’s struggle against COVID-19 pandemic.
On 30th August, after coronavirus, the seasonal dengue virus rears its head again this year with maximum vector concentration in Lahore and Rawalpindi in the province.
According to the dengue situation report prepared by Communicable Diseases and Epidemic Prevention and Control (CD&EPC), Directorate General Health Services Punjab, Aedes Aegypti larvae (dengue spreading mosquitoes) have been detected in as many as 5,279 houses in Lahore and 1,958 households in Rawalpindi during the last one week. Besides, the dengue larva was also found in 119 houses in Faisalabad, in 87 houses in Chakwal, 60 in Attock, 39 in Sheikhupura, 38 in Gujranwala, 22 in Multan, 13 in Sargodha, seven in Mianwali, two in Kasur and in one house in Nankana Sahib in the last one week alone. Punjab dengue cases are enhancing.