As Covid-19 cases plunged down in Punjab, an surge in the cases of dengue fever has been recorded in hospitals.
During the past 24 hours, 81 new dengue cases have been reported in Lahore carrying the tally of the infected people to 971 cases.
Citizens are being advised to cooperate with the local authorities so the dengue cases can be controlled. The health department and district administration have increased the surveillance regarding the prevailing situation.
The vast majority of the cases were recorded in Defense, Gulberg, Iqbal Town, and Samanabad. While eight individuals were admitted to Gangaram Hospital, six to Jinnah Hospital, six to Ghurki Hospital and four to General Hospital, and four to Services Hospital.
The Punjab Health Department has instructed authorities to take dengue tests alongside Covid-19 tests for individuals with fever.
During this week, more than 160,000 spots in Lahore were infected with the hatchlings of dengue.
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 dengue. Pain relievers and fever reducers can be taken to relieve the patient by controlling fever and muscles pain.