Dengue fever continues in Punjab, Pakistan

Reported cases of dengue fever continue to increase in Punjab. Yesterday, there were 25 new cases reported, including 7 from Lahore, 4 from Rawalpindi and 1 each from Narowal and Kasur. So far this year, there have been 2,398 cases. There may be many more cases of dengue that are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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