Locust attack followed by Dangue fever wreaked havoc in Karachi. Almost every 4th or 5th man being declared to be affected by mosquito borne infection. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne infection that may lead to a severe flu-like illness. Four different viruses spread by Aedes mosquitoes.
This time, more than 50000 cases have been reported all over Pakistan that is a maximum figure speaks volumes of our health sector and its efforts for uplifting health condition of Pakistanis.
There are currently no vaccines. The best method of prevention is to prevent mosquito bites. Treatment is possible if diagnosis occurs before the patient develops DSS or DHF. The dengue outbreak continues unabated in Sindh. In October, the number of dengue cases reported in Karachi is above 5,000. Mild dengue fever
Symptoms can appear up to 7 days after being bitten by the mosquito that carries the virus.
Symptoms are as follows:
aching muscles and joints
body rash that can disappear and then reappear
pain behind the eyes
vomiting and feeling nauseous
Dengue is a virus, so there is no specific treatment or cure. However, intervention can help, depending on how severe the disease is.
For milder forms, treatment includes:
Preventing dehydration: A high fever and vomiting can dehydrate the body. The person should drink clean water, ideally bottled rather than tap water. Rehydration salts can also help replace fluids and minerals.