Dengue attack continues in Punjab
According to the media reports, 169 new cases of dengue were reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours.
Imran Sikandar Baloch, Secretary of Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, reported that 428 dengue fever patients are being treated in hospitals across the province.
A 26-year-old man died of dengue on Sunday at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital. According to the hospital’s medical superintendent (MS), the guy was taken to the facility in critical condition after contracting the mosquito-borne sickness.
The patient was placed on a ventilator but he could not survive, according to the MS. Following the man’s death, his family assaulted the hospital’s employees and damaged various property and belongings of the hospital.
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According to the health secretary, 3,975 instances of whitefly fever have been registered in Punjab this season, with 3,145 of them originating in Lahore.
It is affirmed that dengue doesn’t have a particular precautionary technique. The so-far best-known prevention is controlling the infestation by spraying mosquito repellents and treating trash and water waste properly.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), the symptoms of dengue typically last between two to seven days. These symptoms include rashes, nausea, headache, muscle and joint pain, vomiting, and fever.
At this moment, there is no particular treatment for the disease. Pain relievers and fever reducers can be taken to relieve the patient by controlling fever and muscles pain.