Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2019Ongoing
A total of 19,296 dengue positive cases have been confirmed as of 2 October 2019 and more than 30 deaths were reported in September, based on government reports. Approximately 9,403 cases were reported during the first half of September across the country, out of which 4,077 cases (51 per cent) were reported in Rawalpindi and Islamabad city. (IFRC, 11 Oct 2019)
Most read reports
- Frontier Post: 11,520 dengue fever cases reported in Sindh. 11 Nov 2019
- Frontier Post: 37 fresh dengue cases reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 12 Nov 2019
- Frontier Post: Two more polio cases reported in KP. 11 Nov 2019
- IFRC: Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRPK017. 18 Oct 2019
- Dawn: Over 25,000 dengue cases reported this year. 11 Oct 2019
PESHAWAR: Around 37 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, increasing the total number of cases of the epidemic to 6917.
According to a press release issued by the Dengue Response Unit issued, out of 37 new cases, six were reported in Peshawar while 31 from other cities of province.
Around 36 patients of dengue are under treatment in various private and public sector hospitals of the province. Meanwhile, the total number of treated and discharged patients till the date is 6881.
The Frontier Post
PESHAWAR: Two more polio cases have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after which the number of polio cases in the province has increased to 61.
According to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), two children from Sarai Norang Tehsil in Lakki Marwat district were diagnosed with the poliovirus.
In a comment on reporting of new polio cases, Coordinator EOC KP Abdul Basit said that it was a matter of grave concern and indeed a sad day that two more children are left disabled by polio virus, says a press release here on Friday.
The Frontier Post
KARACHI: As many as 231 fresh cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever have been reported in Karachi.
According to the Dengue Surveillance Cell report, the number of dengue fever cases has jumped to 11,520 in Sindh with the recent increase of 231 cases in the port city.
The death toll has jumped to 30 this year in Karachi.
PESHAWAR. Around 44 cases of dengue have been reported in the last 24 hours in the province as the dengue cases has been raised to 6751 in KP. According to the Dengue Response Unit report new cases of dengue around 44 has been reported in the province in the last 24 hours.
The report further said that in the last 24 hours around 10 new cases of dengue has been reported in Peshawar while the total dengue cases in district Peshawar has been raised to 2575.
KARACHI: Three women and a man died of dengue fever on Tuesday as the death toll owing to the viral disease rose to 25 across Sindh this year, setting off alarm bells in the quarters concerned, as the province has so far registered more than 8,700 dengue cases this year, officials and sources said.
The fresh deaths were reported in private hospitals where 82-year-old resident of DHA Sarfaraz Hussain, 35-year-old Afshan Asif of Gulberg, 57-year-old Gulnar Begum of Gulbahar and Saeeda Khatoon, 50, of North Karachi died during treatment.
PESHAWAR: The health authorities on Friday confirmed that as many as 43 new cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever were detected during the last 24 hours across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to Dengue Response Unit the number of dengue positive cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has soared to 6,189. The officials said that 14 new dengue cases were reported in Peshawar while 29 cases were detected from other areas in the province.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
A total of 19,296 dengue positive cases have been confirmed as of 2 October 2019 and more than 30 deaths were reported in September based on Federal Disease Surveillance and Response Unit from Field Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Division – National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad.
RAWALPINDI: Dengue fever cases have declined as 175 patients were reported to three government hospitals during the last 24 hours.
According to doctors, there has been a decrease in the number of dengue cases during the last two days.
They hope the number of patients will considerably decrease with the change in weather and the situation will be normal in the middle of December.
According to a report sent to the provincial authorities, 18,246 suspected dengue patients were reported to three allied hospitals in Rawalpindi during this season and 33 died.
ISLAMABAD: Dengue cases surpassed the previous record in the country amid improved surveillance and monitoring claims by officials.
At least 47 people have died and more than 30,000 have come down with the virus so far this year, according to official figures. But the disease is nowhere near as deadly as it was in 2011 when 370 people died.
KARACHI: Commissioner of Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani has issued a high alert to the district administrations and municipalities to help combat dengue outbreak in the metropolis.
Chairing a meeting in his office, he said equal attention was needed to be paid to control the menace of stray dogs with a pragmatic approach to protect citizens against rabies.
ISLAMABAD: The dengue outbreak in the country appears to be crossing the previous record of 2011 when 27,000 people were affected by the mosquito-borne disease.
However, this time deaths caused by dengue are expected to be minimal as compared to 2011 when 370 people lost their lives to the painful disease.
During the current year, 42 deaths have been caused by dengue so far and health practitioners attribute the lower mortality rate to better availability of surveillance and curative measures.
KARACHI: Public and private sector hospitals in Karachi have been receiving a growing number of high-grade fever cases on a daily basis and many of them are being tested positive for dengue, it emerged on Tuesday.
As per official data, over 1,100 dengue cases have been reported in the metropolis in October alone.
According to media reports, dozens of residents in North Nazimabad’s Block F have fallen ill “due to dengue including many students of a local madressah”.
KARACHI: One more patient of dengue fever died, raising the death toll from the deadly disease to 15 in Karachi this year.
According to reports, a resident of Pirabad Colony of Manghu Pir area of Karachi was admitted at a private hospital a few days ago after medical tests proved that dengue virus was present in his blood where he died during treatment.
On the other hand, 165 new cases of dengue fever were reported in Sindh province during the past 24 hours out of which 154 were reported in Karachi alone.
RAWALPINDI: Though the mercury dropped to 27°C, there is no let-up in the arrival of dengue patients in the three government hospitals in the city.
However, doctors said the dengue cases would decrease when the mercury drops to 13°C.
On Sunday, 274 more suspected dengue patients reported to the hospitals taking the tally to over 5,200 in just one month.
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October 03, 2019 17:51 GMT
Pakistan is undergoing one of its worst-ever dengue fever epidemics recording about 20,000 cases and 34 confirmed deaths in recent months, a top Pakistani health official said.
The disease has hit urban areas of Pakistan, including the capital, Islamabad, placing hospitals countrywide under severe strain, Rana Mohammad Safdar, a top official at the National Institute of Health, said on October 3.
Authorities are conducting anti-mosquito spraying in urban areas to contain the spread of disease, the health official said.
LAHORE: The number of dengue cases is on the rise in Punjab as 218 new patients were reported during the last 24 hours across the province. Most of them were reported in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Lahore.
According to the official figures, the total number of dengue patients in Punjab has reached 3,211 so far this year.
A spokesperson for the health department in Lahore said every possible treatment facility is being provided to the dengue patients and that the pace of operation to root out dengue larvae had also been accelerated.
ISLAMABAD: The dengue pandemic has raised serious concerns across the country with thousands affected, 690 reportedly diagnosed with the virus in the last 24 hours.
The mosquito-borne disease which may prove fatal if not diagnosed and treated in time has spread rapidly throughout Pakistan and has caused serious concern among the masses.
Sources privy to the information claimed that so far, more than 16011 people across Pakistan have been diagnosed with the dangerous mosquito-borne disease with the number escalating by the thousands with each passing day.
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Thursday said that 12,500 dengue cases had been confirmed across the country and half of them were reported from the Potohar region.
Briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on National Health Services at a meeting presided over by its chairman Khalid Hussain Magsi, the special assistant pointed out that during the current year Bangladesh had topped in terms of dengue cases in the region.
By Aamir Yasin
RAWALPINDI: Four dengue patients died on Saturday-Sunday night while 828 suspected patients landed in the three government hospitals in the city.
Though the Punjab government is monitoring the anti-dengue campaign, the virus is spreading in the city. There are currently 631 confirmed dengue patients in the three hospitals.
The Holy Family Hospital (HFH) received 384 patients on Sunday while 287 patients arrived in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and 157 in District headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.