Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2017Ongoing
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination in Pakistan has recently reported a high number of dengue fever cases in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). A total of 1,279 laboratory confirmed cases were reported during the months of July and August 2017. (WHO, 3 Sep 2017)
According to the provincial Health Department in Peshawar, as of September 14, the death toll from dengue, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), reached 25. So far, 12,552 people have been tested for Dengue and out of these 2492 people have been found positive for Dengue. Although 781 people have been discharged after treatment, 2,907 are still being treated in the government hospitals as the majority of them suffer from high grade fever, headache and muscular pain i.e. the symptoms close to dengue fever. It is estimated that there is an increasing trend of dengue cases as well as spread of Dengue to other areas as the cases have started to come from areas adjoining those from where initial cases were reported, thus the Commissioner of Peshawar has sent a request on September 13, requesting Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to provide assistance in raising awareness, printing materials and setting up medical camps in the Peshawar. (IFRC, 18 Sep 2017)
The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan has officially notified of an outbreak of dengue fever in its capital city-Peshawar. Since mid July to end of September 2017, a total of 52,926 suspected/clinically diagnosed cases of dengue fever including 38 associated deaths have been reported. Of these, 10,893 cases have been laboratory-confirmed by NS1 antigen test (Non- structural protein). (WHO, 1 Oct 2017)
As of 19 October 2017, the provincial health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan has reported a cumulative total of 74,820 cases of suspected dengue fever since the outbreak was first reported on 19 July 2017, including 15,828 laboratory-confirmed cases and 54 deaths. The district of Peshawar has reported the highest number of cases, with a current total of 68,142 suspected cases, including 14,035 confirmed cases and 50 deaths reported from local health facilities. (WHO, 19 Oct 2017)
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19 October 2017 – The provincial health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan has reported a cumulative total of 74 820 cases of suspected dengue fever since the outbreak was first reported on 19 July 2017, including 15 828 laboratory-confirmed cases and 54 deaths.
The district of Peshawar has reported the highest number of cases, with a current total of 68 142 suspected cases, including 14 035 confirmed cases and 50 deaths reported from local health facilities.
PESHAWAR: About 415 patients have been tested positive for dengue in the 41 dengue screening health camps organized by Pakistan Red Crescent Society Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Peshawar and adjacent districts.
However in a total of 4230 outpatient department (OPD), 2212 patients were examined in which 415 among them were tested positive for dengue, said PRCS KP Health Manager, Dr Babar Jadoon while talking to media on Sunday.
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PESHAWAR: The dengue continued to take lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as two more people including a woman died of the mosquito-borne disease in Peshawar on Tuesday bringing the toll from the deadly virus to 52.
According to Dengue Response Unit (DRU) the two patients including a female belonged to different areas of the provincial capital and under treatment at hospital after affected of the virus.
Meanwhile, over a thousand people were screened in different hospitals of the province and 368 of them were diagnosed with dengue virus.
PESHAWAR: The district administration eventually initiated mass awareness campaign regarding dengue virus in affected areas of provincial city to sensitize people to adopt precautionary measures in this regard.
PESHAWAR: Two more people died from dengue epidemic on Sunday as the deaths toll reach to 50 in the province.
According to the Dengue Response Unit, 55-year old Altaf son of Raza Khan Resident of Pawaka Peshawar brought on October 2 and was died on Sunday in Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar.
Similarly 37-years old Zahir Shah Son of Sabir Ali resident of Abdara University Road Peshawar was brought on 7th October to Khyber Teaching Hospital and was died on Sunday.
PESHAWAR: Three more patients of dengue haemorrhagic fever died on Saturday as the health department devised a six-month plan to eliminate larvae from inside houses in 12 union councils in the provincial capital and establish linkages with the districts to be able to not only control the disease, but also ensure it didn’t occur next year.
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PESHAWAR: Another person died from dengue epidemic in Peshawar on Tuesday as the total deaths toll reach to 42 in the province.
According to the Dengue Response Unit (DRU) 50-year old Perveez Khan Son of Mian Khan Resident of Tehkal Payan was brought to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar on 30th September and was died today at KTH hospital.
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The rains during the recent Monsoon season have been quite heavy resulting in the emergence of dengue cases from Peshawar by the mid-August 2017. These cases continued to rise and by 24th August a sudden surge was noticed with a number of patients admitted in the major government hospitals of Peshawar.
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Dengue fever in Pakistan
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination in Pakistan has recently reported a high number of dengue fever cases in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). A total of 1,279 laboratory confirmed cases were reported during the months of July and August 2017.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has declared the outbreak of dengue in the province a public health emergency and asked the relevant departments to immediately take measures for the control and prevention of the mosquito-borne disease.
A notification issued by the office of the chief minister on Thursday asked the departments concerned to procure the necessary items and medicines to control dengue outbreak and provide the immediate treatment to the affected people.
Mohammad Ashfaq, Updated August 27, 2017
PESHAWAR: A girl and a boy died of dengue fever in Abbottabad on Saturday taking the death toll from the vector-borne disease in the province during the last two months to 10.
Dengue, which broke out in Tehkal village of Peshawar in early July, has spread to other parts of the province since.
According to a report of the Dengue Response Unit released on Saturday, Jamil Ahmad and Samina Bibi under treatment at the Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad, for dengue died on Saturday morning.
By Manzoor Ali
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s complacency coupled with the major hospitals’ lackadaisical attitude has turned dengue into a major epidemic in the provincial capital.
A World Health Organisation (WHO) report into investigation of dengue outbreak in Peshawar and available with Dawn shows that first dengue case was admitted at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) with positive NS1 test on June 14, 2017.
By Ali Akbar
Seven people have been killed and over 1,500 affected by the dengue virus in Peshawar, according to statistics released by the Deputy Commissioner's Office on Tuesday.
This is the first time since the virus's outbreak in the province that any official data has been released.
A total of 1,547 were tested positive for the virus, of which 560 were admitted to different hospitals in the provincial capital. The document said 242 patients are still being treated.
PESHAWAR: The health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is taking technical assistance from the mobile health units sent by Punjab government to put brakes on the outbreak of haemorrhagic dengue fever, which has killed five people besides sending 1,000 others to hospitals during the past one month.
Most of the cases of dengue fever have been reported in Tehkal village.
LAHORE: Punjab healthcare experts have left for Peshawar to help their counterparts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to control the spread of dengue fever and update the knowledge of physicians there regarding management of patients suffering from the disease.
This is the first time that Punjab healthcare professionals will be working in another federating unit for eradication of any epidemic. Two years ago, Sindh government had refused a similar offer by the Punjab government to combat dengue.
ISLAMABAD: The year’s first dengue case in the federal capital was reported on Saturday, after a Garden Town resident was admitted to Polyclinic Hospital.
A dengue outbreak has already been observed in Peshawar, and health experts believe the dengue virus had shifted to Islamabad due to the frequent movement of people between Peshawar and Islamabad. They suggested taking immediate measures to eradicate the mosquito, warning that otherwise they would be infected with the virus.
PESHAWAR: The outbreak of dengue haemorrhagic fever in Tehkal area has set alarm bells ringing at health department amid reports of two deaths in the provincial metropolis by the ailment caused by bite of mosquito.
Sources said that authorities screened 1,000 persons of whom 150 tested positive, mostly from the same locality. They said that two persons including 65-year-old Rustam Khan and 22-year-old Huma Bibi died of dengue at Khyber Teaching Hospital.