More than 4000 infected and around 50 killed by dengue fever since September in Pakistan

Sunday, December 15, 2013 View Comments
Dengue has infected around 4000 people and killed 50 people in the last 3 months alone. Although slightly regressed, but even winters are not able to completely halt the activities of the mosquito (Aedes Egypti), which is responsible for the spread of dengue fever.

What is Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is caused by flavivirus which is transfered to Humans by a bite from infected mosquito named Aedes egypti. This mosquito typically bites during day time.

Symptoms

Fever, Malaise, Headache, Skin rash, Petechiae are the most common symptoms. In severe cases, the patient may have bleeding from nose, skin, ear leading to shock.