84 more dengue cases surface in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: 07, OCTOBER, 2021: As many as 84 more people infected with dengue hemorrhagic fever in Islamabad in last 24 hours.

According to sources, administration has launched a joint campaign involving Assistant Commissioners, DHO Office, MCI Health, CDA and various other departments focusing on surveillance, fumigation, sprays, larvicidal activities and awareness.

Section 144 has also been imposed by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad against any action leading to dengue spread such as storage of water in open spaces etc, sources added.

Earlier, on October 5, 86 cases reported in the federal capital. As per concerned sources, there were 66 new cases were reported from rural areas of Islamabad whereas 20 from urban areas.

Delay in fumigation by the administration resulted in an upsurge in dengue patients this season, the sources said. Most patients of the dengue fever have been admitted at Rawalpindi hospitals.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in all regions in recent years. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and unplanned rapid urbanization. (04)

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