WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor: Volume 10, Issue 40 (1 October 2017)
Current major event
Dengue in Pakistan
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).
Samples from the suspected cases were also tested at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad and Dengue serotype-2 (DEN-2) was identified as the causative agent for this outbreak in Peshawar.