Rawalpindi: The dengue outbreak in Rawalpindi continues to escalate, with 16 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the provincial health ministry.
Data from the Health Ministry Punjab reveals that 16 new dengue cases have emerged across various hospitals. The total number of dengue cases has now surged to 261, with a significant portion of patients receiving treatment at Benazir Bhutto Hospital, DHQ, and Holy Family Hospital.
As a result of the terrible rains that wrecked havoc in many locations, the dengue outbreak has returned to several portions of the country.
In related news, officials have prosecuted those who disobeyed standard operating procedures (SOPs) meant to stop the dengue virus from spreading. A total of 69 cases have been registered, and eight buildings have been sealed due to SOP violations, bringing the tally of sealed buildings to 466.
The female Aedes mosquitoes, mainly Aedes aegypti and to a lesser extent Ae. albopictus, are the main carriers of the dengue virus, which is a disease spread through mosquitoes.
Dengue should be suspected when a high fever (40°C/104°F) is accompanied by at least two of the following symptoms during the febrile phase:
- Severe headache
- Pain behind the eyes
- Muscle and joint pains
- Swollen glands
For the latest updates on the dengue situation in Rawalpindi and across the country, stay tuned to local health authorities and news sources.