As 108 additional dengue cases appeared in the capital city, the dengue virus fever persisted in spreading throughout Karachi and its surrounding areas.
The information that is now available indicates that 109 more dengue fever cases—108 of which were in the Karachi division alone—were continuously reported throughout the Sindh province. There have been deaths recorded in Karachi thus far.
2,937 of the 3,310 dengue cases reported in Sindh by the Vector-Borne Diseases (VBD) Department of the Directorate General Health Services between January 1 and September 8, 2022, were in Karachi.
There were 730 new cases of dengue fever overall in September, of which 742 were reported in the Karachi division.
Dengue fever cases were reported in District East 1,181 times in 2022, District Central 702 times, District South 562 times, and Tharparkar district 175 times.
Notably, the dengue virus is the cause of dengue fever, a mosquito-transmitted tropical illness. The proliferation of “aedes aegypti,” the mosquito that transmits dengue fever, and the transmission of the sickness are both favorably suited to the post-rainy season.
A high temperature, headache, nausea, vomiting, pain in the muscles and joints, pain in the eyes, and pain in the bones are just a few of the symptoms of dengue fever that can appear three to fourteen days after infection. It may also be connected to a typical skin rash.
The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) urged the government to launch an anti-mosquito spraying program right once in Karachi and flood-affected areas because there is no vaccine or specialized treatment for dengue, therefore the only way to avoid the disease is to eradicate mosquitoes from the nation. The elimination of mosquitoes will also result in the eradication of other mosquito-borne illnesses including Zika virus, Chikungunya, and malaria.
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