Dengue fever struck more than 5,000 people in Pakistan

Photo: eco.ria.ruIn the north-east of Pakistan the number of cases of dengue fever has exceeded 5000 people.

According to a Pakistani TV channel "Gio-TV" in reference to medical sources, the most difficult epidemiological situation in the capital of the province of Punjab in Lahore and its suburbs. It recorded 5.344 thousand cases of dengue, about 25 people died.

Hospitals Lahore state of emergency, but the epidemic until the stop is not possible.

Recall September 10 medical institutions of the city of Lahore in eastern Pakistan transferred to medium security because of the threat of dengue fever. Earlier, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered the province immediately available in India specific pesticides to stop the spread of the virus.

Add earlier edition Express 24/7 reported that an epidemic of dengue fever in Punjab is out of control.

Meanwhile, according to the publication, the symptoms of dengue fever were hospitalized and the son of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gilani, Abdul Qadir Gilani.

Dengue fever (kostolomnaya fever, joint fever, giraffes, five-day fever, seven-day fever, date illness) — acute transmissible viral disease. Occurs with fever, intoxication, myalgia, arthralgia, rash, and swollen lymph nodes. In some variations, develop dengue hemorrhagic syndrome.

The source of infection is a sick man, monkeys and bats. Transmission from an infected person carry mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) in humans and (Aedes albopictus) in monkeys.

From dengue fever there is no vaccine. Each year, the disease kills thousands of lives in the tropical regions of the world.

In Pakistan, the rainy season continues — this time here grows dramatically the number of mosquitoes that are carriers of dengue. Many doctors believe that while continuing monsoon rains, and the number of mosquitoes is high, to stem the epidemic is unlikely.

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